12.16.2010

Chris as a Dad

Simply put?  Amazing.

I felt the need to document for "future Logan" just how awesome her dad really is.  Most days, he puts my mothering skills to shame.  Turns out being a mom has many more challenges than I expected and I struggle through them.  I don't think that I am a "bad" mother by any means, but the ways in which I work through the challenges seems to be, well, challenging.  

Chris on the other hand, just gets it.  Perhaps it's part of being a male and not having the other million and on things on your to-do list hanging over your head at all times or perhaps it's just...him.

He has surpassed my expectations as a dad in every way.  He isn't the "second" parent as I feel can so easily happen.  It may sound simple, but I am so comforted by the fact that that we are equal partners in this parenting thing.  Offering a helping hand is not something that I can complain about.

He loves that little girl more than anything I have ever seen and it looks so good on him.  She giggles the hardest with him and smiles the widest for him and I love it even though it breaks my heart ever so slightly that I can't quite do it the same.

As I look at the clock, I know he is in the car with her right now picking her up from my mom's.  He is probably talking to her about her day and singing to her and genuinely loving his time with her.  Sappy but true: my heart fills when I think of them together.

I didn't know it at the time, but I don't think I could have picked a better father for Logan.


1 comment:

Amanda @ Bits & Pieces said...

So sweet Tiff. I love it. You have a great guy, husband, and father!