So the last week has been a blur of sleep, or lack thereof, nailing down the finer details of having a new born and tossing it all together with a two year old and a husband running a business, which by the way, waits for no man.
This is where technology and time management come into play.
He’s been running his business from home, he’s been up into the wee hours with the little one to allow mama a few consecutive hours sleep. He’s been getting the toddler ready for school, which requires the skills of a highly trained hostage negotiator. He’s been doing the school run and making sure we have milk and coffee to keep us going in between.
He’s been amazing.
The thing that makes me appreciate this man even more is that he wants to do it. He wants to be present in our kids lives, he wants to help make mama’s transition into mothering another tiny human bearable. He wants to work hard and provide for his family, even if this means working at 2am with a sleeping newborn on his chest while mama gets some rest.
The remarkable thing about my hubby is that he never had a dad to show him the way. He never had what a lot of men have, a dad. He’s grabbed onto fathering with both hands and is giving it his all. He’s raising his sons with strength and integrity, and ensuring they have strong family values.
I am truly grateful for the man that he is, and the man he is becoming. His journey into fathering is far from over, but it’s been a good start, and I look forward to the years to come with this extraordinary man.