| Kerry holding a week-old Jackson in his home office |
Okay guys, I’m feeling very mushy about Father’s Day. In this post, I want to share a little insight into my experience with the father of my kiddos.
My very first glimpse into Kerry’s capabilities as a parent came quite suddenly when our son, Jackson, was born via an emergency C-Section three weeks before his due date. Within six hours he had a newborn son and a wife who had undergone surgery. While many women sail through this surgery, I had a really rough time. I didn’t have the mobility to do even basic things to care for myself, much less for my new baby. The first 24 hours was surreal.
Without a word, Kerry stepped in. Aside from feeding Jackson, he took over every role that I had expected to take on as the primary caregiver to our newborn son. He was the one who gave Jackson his first bath, took him to his first doctor’s appointments, changed his diapers, dressed him and put him down to sleep and brought him to me when he woke up for feedings. When Jackson cried, no one could soothe him as quickly as Kerry did. I called him the “Baby Whisperer.” On top of this, he took excellent care of me while I recovered and managed to keep on top of his job.
No one gets extra points for doing the right thing and I believe that most men would have done the exact same thing when faced with this situation. But it is one of those unknowns in life that you can’t predict until the opportunity presents itself. Over the past twelve years, Kerry has emerged as a true partner in parenting. He’s the kind of Dad that does more than shoulder his parental responsibilities, he seeks opportunities for them. To all the fantastic Dads out there, and most especially to Kerry, Happy Father’s Day!
| I will be sharing the recipe for a delicious salad next week |
| navy and pink color combo |
| Kerry in his seventh season coaching his son’s baseball team |
| If you haven’t discovered the on-trend affordable brand, Primark, come back on Monday and I’ll hook ya’ll up |
Don’t forget to wear your Lilly – Monday, June 20th is Wear Your Lilly Day!