Yesterday the lovely Husband celebrated clocking over another year, and to honour his birthday, I wanted to share a little insight with the world about the man Master H is blessed to call his Daddy…
Tony has always been a keeper, I knew that early on… But, 3 years ago, after the birth of Harrison, I suddenly realised I had hit the paternal jackpot. As an expectant mother, you always hope your partner will be able to assimilate with ease into parenthood. You never expect that they might outshine you in these stakes, but that was the case with we…
Suffering post labour complications, as well as all the ugly emotional baggage you’d imagine comes with a traumatic birth, Tony shone through as our saviour. It was he who selflessly picked up the reins and rode us all onto safer grounds, never once wavering in his unconditional love and support for his little family. While I struggled to adjust to “the new normal”, he basked in the glow of it all.
It’s no wonder that Harrison is such a “Daddy’s boy”; his earliest days were a montage of deeply besotted Daddy memories, as Tony was never far from his little man’s side, ready, willing and able to tackle any parental duty he could… I often used to think, with guilt coloured relief, “Thank God he has such a fantastic Father”, because while I felt like I was floundering in my new role, and at war with a fear of failure, Tony was the essence of adoration and calm.
I’ve never been able to articulate how truly grateful I was (and, years later still am!) for his selflessness and support in those earliest days. Had I not held tight to his nurturing hands and heart, I’d have slipped into a black abyss. He saved me, because of how deeply he adored us both.
Even now, though we’ve since righted the once rickety ship and become a formidable little trio, Tony is still the axis on which our world spins. His love thwarts every obstacle; his hope nourishes my soul and everything he does is with us at the forefront of his mind. His optimism buoys all that are near him, and he approaches every aspect of life with his heart open. Tony teaches us that we should embrace life, to LIVE, not merely exist. And as far as role models go, my son could ask for none better.
What a lucky woman I am to have been blessed with such a devoted, dependable husband, who morphed seamlessly into a dedicated and adoring dad.
Happy birthday Babe, Harrison & I can never thank you enough for making our hearts smile all these years and for the eternal embrace of your love….