Love at First Sight
Caleb's birthday is this coming Friday. He's super excited, but when I think about it my thoughts drift to Dave. After all, it was him and me in the delivery room seven years ago. It was Dave who first held our son. Daddy has been at every milestone. This is the first milestone in Caleb's life he won't witness.
I pulled out the scrapbooks from 2007, and this page caught my eye. My scrapbooking style has changed drastically over the years, but I made this page when Caleb was only a few weeks old. I was sleep deprived and emotional. My goal was to capture the emotion of those first hours with Caleb after a long struggle with infertility.
I remember feeling immediate, unconditional love for Caleb, but I remember looking at Dave and falling in love with him all over again - as our son's daddy. The love shone in his eyes when he looked at Caleb. His smile spread across his face. We were no longer just "Dave and Amy" but "Daddy and Mommy." He fell in love with being a daddy and he was an absolutely awesome at it!