Seeing my husband become a daddy to our little girl has transformed him in my eyes. I already thought he was pretty great — obviously, I married him — but seeing this side of him awakens a part of my heart that I wasn’t aware existed.

His normal stoic and serious demeanor turns to that of pure delight when he’s conversing with our almost-two-year-old. He has a laugh so light and airy like I’ve never heard in him before.

Parenthood, marriage, motherhood… it’s all a trip, but one I’d take over and over and over again.


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B. Élisse Smith

B. Élisse Smith

Mommy. Wife. Writer of Words. My Toddler thinks I’m hilarious. She’s hilarious-er.