Dads are awesome!
Sometimes in the excitement of having a new baby in the home friends and family tend to devote all their oohs and aahs to the baby (duh!) and give a lot of attention to the new mom. But whilst photographing newborns in their homes, I have noticed that the dads nowadays really love being “hands on” with their little ones! They rock them, cuddle them and soothe them, just as much as the new mom does. They bath the newborn to give mom a break and often take on the “midnight” snack! And so often this goes unnoticed to the rest of us! So to say thanks to all the dads out there who support their partners in a thousand and one (or more!!) little ways, the following poem is dedicated to you!
I Am Your Dad
When I heard the news of you,
I did the things that most Daddies do.
I opened up my heart so wide,
For you to have a place inside.
I tried to imagine the person you’d be,
would you look or act like me?
I thought of the things we would do,
The times we’d share, just us two.
I would hold your hand in mine,
be your protector, strong yet kind.
I would be your hero and friend,
give advice on which you’d depend.
I remember the day you were born,
I cradled a miracle, small and warm.
What words I had were scarce and few,
A tear was the best that I could do.
Life gave me a moment so rare,
Bursting with pride, love and care.
I promised you then all that I had,
You are my child, I am your Dad.
~ Author: Unknown ~