Gratitude for a Father

3 am.

Wails pierce the silence.

Soiled and disoriented.

Changed.

There stands your rocking shadow

cradling the distressed babe.

You utter a hush rhythmically.

Slowly she drifts again to peaceful slumber.

Kissing her forehead, you declare your devotion, your love.

My heart swells.

I have chosen well,

been blessed beyond my dreams.

I know our child is cared for.

She quiets down in the comfort of your embrace.

I praise our God who has fearfully and wonderfully made you, husband and father.

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