I think I just fell more in love with my husband tonight.
My husband is a different man since he’s become a father. He’s always had a good heart, very intelligent, and just an all around awesome guy. Becoming a father seems to have magnified all of that with me and nights like tonight just make me love him more (if that was possible).
My husband’s job has him traveling a lot. He left early this morning well before Davey was even up. The only time he’s had with his son was last night when he put him to bed. I spoke with him briefly this morning on his drive and put Davey on speaker phone so he could share some words with his daddy. They were brief and to the point, but the love between my son and his father is evident. My boy worships the ground Daddy walks on and I’m proud of that.
Tonight, my husband decided to Facetime me on my iPad which is perfect for Davey. We sat in the recliner as my husband’s face popped up on the screen.
“Daddeeee!” Davey screamed (he’s moved past the da-da portion).
“Hi, Buddy,” my husband said back to him.
Davey looked up at me and then back at the screen as he saw his Daddy’s face in front of him. He pointed at Daddy, waved at him, blew him kisses and even laughed. It made me smile, but I suppose what made my night and made me fall more in love with my husband was the fact that he sat in a lonely hotel room and sang nursery rhymes to our son. He read him a Dr. Seuss book, one that my husband knows by heart since he’s read it so many times to Davey. He played “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” with Davey. They did their ABC’s and even sang the song about two little red birds sitting on a hill. It was the greatest ten minutes of my night and I know it was the same for Davey.
My husband talked about his day. He asked Davey about his lunch and his dinner and inquired about the homemade strawberry muffins I’d made. Davey did his best to communicate with the occasional nodding of the head, and his gobbledy gook of baby talk he has. It was awesome and at one point my son tried to hug the iPad before waving good night to his daddy. It melted my heart and made me smile as my husband did the same thing for our son. They blew each other a kiss before we signed off, then I got a hug that I’m sure was meant for Daddy as Davey squeezed me tightly and then said silently and almost sadly into my ear, “Dadddeee.”