The day that I found out I was pregnant is a day that I will never forget. I found out just an hour before Garett was coming home and I could barely wait until he got there to tell him the news! I was nervous, scared and excited all at the same time. From day one of our relationship, having kids together was always a goal but it was still so nerve racking telling someone their life is about to change forever! I gave him a coffee mug that said “World’s Best Dad” with UT booties and a positive pregnancy test inside. I have never seen such pure joy and excitement come across a face so quickly. He hugged me tighter than ever and I knew that the journey into parenthood had perfect timing.
It’s never easy to watch yourself grow in places that you never have before, but it is easy when you have someone by your side telling you that you are more beautiful and perfect with every single day that passes. I have been blessed with an easy pregnancy that consists of little to no sickness. However, taking on a new career of teaching 9th grade and coaching cross country at 6 months pregnant definitely comes with massive exhaustion. With that said, I wouldn’t change it for the world. Especially when Garett has stepped in to help wherever and whenever he can. I couldn’t have done this without him.
I have seen this man take on many titles in my life. My best friend, my husband and now I get to see him become the father of my children. Watching this beautiful man transition into all of these roles has been nothing short of amazing. He is patient, gentle, understanding and loving. I am so proud of everything he does for our family – especially, our little girl. Kennedy is truly blessed to have such a hardworking and caring dad to come into this world looking up to and loving her unconditionally. I cannot wait for the day I get to see him hold her in his arms and watch him fall in love with the miracle that we created.
Finding out Brit was pregnant with our child was the second greatest day of my life, after marrying her of course. The biggest dream of mine growing up was to have a beautiful family. Now it’s unfolding in front of me more and more each day and the joy that God has given me is insurmountable. I married Brit knowing that she was going to be a great mom some day. Now I get to see her develop into that. She’s done it with ease because her heart was ready and in the right place. She cares so hard for baby Kennedy. I’ve seen her walk in from her job dead tired. I’ve seen her worry if the baby was ok. I’ve seen her measure the amount of water she drinks per day down to the ounce. I’ve seen all her thoughts change. I’ve seen every decision she has made with Kennedy the first thing on her mind. I’ve seen her develop into a dream mom, my dream wife. My favorite moments are when I catch her rubbing her stomach with a soft smile. Seeing the connection and unconditional love between my two girls. What my wife goes through every day makes me love her so much more. My wife is a true warrior. I cannot wait to go to battle for Kennedy with her by my side every day. I am so incredibly proud of her. Thank you for making my dreams come true, beautiful.