As I sit and type this Daniel is cuddling Katie while she falls asleep. It’s hard to describe how their relationship affects me. At first I mostly noticed how Daniel responded to Katie: his tenderness, compassion, playfulness and protectiveness. Now, what really gets me is her response to him. She trusts him in a way that stabs a little at my heart when I recognize it throughout the day. She desires to please him above all else. For me, she’ll dance five minutes. For him, fifty.
Deep in the heart of my little girl is the knowledge that daddy is a safe place. When I really start thinking about it, I can’t help but pray:
“Lord, help us not to screw this up. She trusts us so much. Help us to lead her to you, the only person who will never fail her.”
Going back through old photos sparks excitement in me about the new baby. I feel so much more relaxed about everything with this little one and all I can think of right now is how I want to watch the new daddy-baby relationship unfold. . . this time with a better camera.