Melody just loves her daddy! She lights up when he holds her. Play time with Daddy elicits incredibly sweet smiles from her.
Melody entered this life into her daddy’s hands.
A few weeks later, on the day pictured above, we thought she would pass into eternity in his arms.
At that time Melody’s life was a bit tentative for a couple of weeks, but then she turned a corner and kept marching.
She grew a little.
And a little more.
For quite some time she was pretty oblivious to her daddy, as he was not the one who spent the majority of the time feeding her. Eventually she went through a developmental stage where she was able to connect with him more.
(Her shirt says, “If the crown fits…” Believe me, the crown fits!)
Now she adores him! She couldn’t comprehend all he has done for her, the countless sacrifices he has made, the stability he has provided in her times of crisis, and the list goes on. Yet she understands enough about this life to know that she just LOVES being with her daddy.
I am so thankful for his devotion to all of us throughout the years. (We just celebrated 20 years of marriage!) Melody is blessed with a strong, stable, committed daddy who has been able to, with the Lord’s grace, weather the storms of her life. I appreciate that he loves Melody deeply, is genuinely proud of all her little “accomplishments”, and accepts her for who she is.
Through wisdom a house is built,
And by understanding it is established;
By knowledge the rooms are filled
With all precious and pleasant riches.