Monday, May 4, 2009

Proud Papa

I just have to take a moment here to post about the Love of my life.

I took this sweet picture in the wee hours of the morning when Papa was sharing a special moment with his little one. I am so blessed to be able to share my life, my everything with this man. He loves me and supports me like no one else in this world. And there is no greater joy for me than the moment I birth his baby into his hands. After reading my (condensed and incomplete) birth story, all I keep noticing is how little I mention Ivan and his presence during the process. I suppose that is because he is *always* there for me, and so I assume it's understood that he's doing his thing right there beside me. You see, Ivan's never taken a back seat in our journey together. It's always been our pregnancy, and our birth. He could've kept his own pregnancy blog as he challenged his own mind/heart/soul/body throughout this journey, as I did. We spent countless hours having the deepest conversations about life, our dreams, our unlimited potential and our endless Love as it pertained to this precious little segment of our lives. In my moments of fear, doubts and weakness, Ivan is always ready and willing to take all the time in the world to listen to me and help me regain focus. He has taken the busiest of days and pushed everything (and everyone!) to the side to be there for me as long as I need him.

During the labor, Ivan was so very protective of my space. He did everything he could to try and manage a completely out of control and unexpected situation (Justus being so sick and screaming for hours on end), and at the same time be there for me with massages, backrubs and tender words of love and encouragement. It was a juggling act for sure that no man I know could've handled the way he did. He was so sensitive to my needs and quietly made decisions necessary to support meeting those needs as they surfaced. I am blessed beyond measure to have a man like him to walk through this life with. He's so much more than a strong hand on my tailbone during the most intense moments of my life :-)

But thank GOD for those strong hands!!!


Michelle said...

That is a beautiful picture of Ivan with his new little boy. You are lucky to have him and he is lucky to have you. May one day I be as blessed.

Earth Birth Mom said...

Congratulations to you and your family!!!! I love the picture of Your hubby and baby! I have really thoroughly enjoyed your blog throughout your pregnancy. I am so happy for you guys! 7!!! wow! so when will the next one come???

Angel said...

LOL The next one??!?! hmmm I go through a "I'm never doing this again!" stage for about a year after having a baby (understandable I suppose). So that's where I'm at right now. NO WAY! LOL How's your little one doing?

the_witty_knitter said...

LOL! That will pass me dear ;) I always think I am *done*. Ican is a great dad; a great match for you :)