Abe and I and have been married for 3 years (October 2005). During the first year we had a lot of adjustments to get used to. Living with each other and getting to know each other on a whole different level had its ups and downs. Throw pregnancy and a newborn into the mix and at some points it wasn't pretty. We have some of our best and worst memories from that first year.
As time has gone on, it has been so fun to see our marriage grow and develop. We still have our ups and downs, but honestly we are having more ups and than downs. For me, watching my husband with our son has created a whole new level of respect that I have towards Abe. He is a fabulous father. One of the best in my opinion. He comes home happy every night. He walks in the door, and greets us with an excited "hi guys!" He comes home ready to play and interact with Chase. This is probably Chase's favorite time of day. :) He never acts like playing with Chase is a bother. He does the bedtime routine most of the time. If I leave them at home, I can fully trust that Abe will take perfect care of Chase and never worry. It is just such a blessing to have such a, capable, loving and kind husband.
He has also been simply amazing the last three months with me being pregnant and feeling less than stellar. He comes home ready to help with Chase, dinner, errands, or whatever the need is at the moment. On the weekends he takes Chase to the park, so I can get a good nap. The list could go on.
Parenthood has brought about some challenges and it still is. However, I think it has helped us in our marriage to grow closer to one another and to God. You can't ask for more than that. I wanted to take the time to acknowledge the gift that God has given to me, Chase, the baby to come. God is good!