Most new dads feel an immediate rush of love and connection when their baby is born but many others don’t feel this intense bond at first. It’s not unusual for a first time dad to feel ᴏᴠᴇʀᴡʜᴇʟᴍᴇᴅ by your new arrival and by parenthood in general. When having children, changes just about everything in your life, including your romantic relationship with your partner.
But husband William Trice Battle of Dallas, Texas, watched his wife Lauren throughout her ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄɪᴇs with their two kids, he found his love and admiration for her growing right along with her baby bump. He said : “Seeing her go through the ᴛʀɪᴀʟs ᴏf ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ, childbirth, and motherhood, has been life-changing for me. It has transformed my love for her, and my appreciation for mothers everywhere. There are many different ways I can show that love and appreciation to her, but words of affirmation are her favorite and most cherished.”
He was right by his wife’s side throughout her ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ. He sᴜᴘᴘᴏʀᴛ to Lauren and witnessing the miracle of life firsthand. Once his youngest Roman was a few months old and William had time to process his feelings, he sat down and wrote a letter to his son.
“For nine months, your mother was all you knew.
Before I held you in my arms, your mother held you and never let you go.
Before I sᴀᴄʀɪFɪᴄᴇᴅ time for you, your mother gladly sᴀᴄʀɪFɪᴄᴇᴅ her ʙᴏᴅʏ.
Before I ᴄᴏɴsᴏʟᴇᴅ you when you were upset, your mother ᴄᴏɴsᴏʟᴇᴅ you with just the ʙᴇᴀᴛ ᴏf her ʜᴇᴀʀᴛ.
Before I comforted you when you were restless, your mother comforted you with just the sound of her voice.
Before I could do anything for you, your mother gave everything for you.
Your mother is the reason I ʜᴏʟᴅ you today.
Before you were even a twinkle in my eye, you were in your mother’s ʜᴇᴀʀᴛ. Your life, your sᴀFᴇᴛʏ, and your very ᴇxɪsᴛᴇɴᴄᴇ ᴅᴇᴘᴇɴᴅᴇᴅ on her. Something I’ll never be able to repay.
It will take a long time for you to understand the weight, the depth and the immeasurability of your mother’s love for you. But someday, when you have children ᴏf your own , you will understand what I now see so clearly.
So, I’ll ʜᴏʟᴅ you ᴛɪɢʜᴛ. But I’ll ʜᴏʟᴅ your mother tighter because my love for you grows the more I understand the measure of a mother’s love.”
Therefore, always give love and respect to your wife. It is the most sᴀᴄʀᴇᴅ, most ɪɴᴛᴇɴsᴇ love