After returning from our first mini-vacation with Drake (more details on that to come later), we finally made that dreaded move–laying Drake down in his own room in his bed for the first time. Floyd & I both made several trips in there before we went to bed just to stare and him and smile. On my last trip in, I just looked down at him and prayed over what a beautiful blessing he is, and how I hope that Floyd & I can stay steadfast to our commitment to raise him up to love God with all that he is. When I went to lay down beside Floyd in bed, I welled up with tears. I gave him a big hug, and said, “I was just thinking about how quickly this has all gone by, and thinking back to those first nights when we brought him home from the hospital. We were both so tired, getting up every hour or two to do diaper changes and feedings. And I was throwing toilet paper at your head to wake you up because you were so dead to the world in your sleep, and I couldn’t pick up Drake on my own yet since I was still so sore from surgery. I know he’s only a few more feet away now, it’s just me realizing this is the first small step in him growing up.”
And God bless Floyd, who made multiple trips to check in on our little man throughout the night, and woke up pretty tired as a result! He’s a terrific daddy!
It makes me teary eyed a bit now just thinking about it all over again. Drake is just so awesome, and we know we’re lucky to have such a sweet, happy, healthy baby. I know each night of this transition will get a little easier. But there’s no getting around how hard taking those first big steps are. And I’m so glad to have Floyd with me every step of the way.
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This post was written by kmashek on June 10, 2012