A little over two weeks ago, Addilyn Grace Spindler was born. She is doing great and I’ve already created a boyfriend application. Angela had a C-section and I was in the operating room with her. The moment Addie was born the doctor asked if I wanted to look over the curtain and take a picture. No, nope, not a chance. But I knew Angela would really want the picture (because she likes gross stuff like that and is a Grey’s Anatomy freak) so I sucked it up and took a peek over the curtain.
I was not at all ready for what was coming. In my mind, Addie was out of Angela and the doctor would be holding her. Instead when I looked, Addie was half out of Angela and facing me. So thank you doctor for letting my first view of my beautiful, precious daughter look like we were reenacting Aliens. And yes, I have the pictures to prove it. I’ve spared you and posted a much cuter one on this post but if you would like to see it just let me know.
I’ve thought a lot about what I would say in this post. Would I try to make it spiritual? Should I talk about the difference in having a second child? Would I talk about the even crazier birthday week we now have (For those wondering, Sister-in-law on March 24, Angela on the 25th, Zeke on the 26th, Addilyn on the 27th)? Would I talk about how I’ve needed to post this for a while, and had a ton of free time but binge watched Iron Fist, 13 Reasons Why, and season 1 of Better Call Saul instead? None of it seemed to fit.
I think I’ll just leave it at this: life is a beautiful thing. Such an amazing thing that I so often take for granted. Addie is awesome (and Zeke is still pretty cool too). To be a part of their life is incredible. To be able to lead them through it is an immense responsibility. I thank God for it every day. As much as I love Addie, there still isn’t anything that compares to hearing Zeke say “I love you daddy!” Now I know that’s not fair to her. I’m sure when she can talk, she will say it way cuter. But until then I’ll take what I can get.
It’s only been two weeks, but it already feels normal. This dad life is a pretty cool thing. Life is a pretty cool thing. Thank God for life.
until next time…