Friday, April 24, 2009

Lonely No More

Gwyneth,

I just want to say thank you for being such a fun, beautiful and loving companion to me when mommy's in the hospital. Except when other family and friends were around, I used to be alone a lot when mommy had to stay in the hospital...it was no fun leaving her alone, driving in the car alone, running errands alone, sleeping in the hotel alone.

Now, I have you to miss mommy with, buy clean underwear and socks with, eat in the cafeteria with, and bring mommy home with...you make the missing much easier. And, I know that mommy feels better about me not being so alone too. You make our lives better in every way, just by being you!

Love,

Papa

67 comments:

Momofgirls said...

Precious! I am so glad you have her!

Emily said...

One of your sweetest posts ever. I am so glad that you all have each other.

Blessedw5mom said...

Ahhhh ... print that post and put it in her baby book. She'll love it one day!

mapsgirl said...

You're the sweetest!

Megan R. said...

DEFINITELY one for the baby book! So so sweet!

Dawn said...

Aww!!! LOVE it!

65 Roses for Marcia said...

It's awesome how much you love your girls :)

Ann said...

How sweet! What a beautiful tribute to your baby girl.

Emily said...

Awe!! So sweet! What a great daddy Gwyneth has!

Nonie said...

Beautiful! This needs a "induces tears" warning heehee.

Melissa said...

Too sweet!

Mark the Jeweler said...

Cool, very cool

holly overman said...

you and your family are such an inspiration. i look forward to reading your updates and blog. so amazing. you guys have somsthing everyone searches to find.

Kathy said...

sweet post! = - )

Beth said...

This post was downright adorable :) The picture is precious and the words are even sweeter. I think that Gwen is so lucky to have you for a dad!

Beth said...

Or do you spell in "Gwyn"? Either way, I liked this post.

Missy said...

Check out your eye right level with hers. They look nearly identical! AAwwwwwwww.

Jara said...

AWW... that was just the sweetest letter a girl could get from her Papa!

Kira =] said...

Look at you wearing that baby!! That's a good daddy. =]

Tabatha said...

That has got to be the sweetest thing ever!!!!

Momof2bz said...

This is such a sweet post. The photo of you wearing Gwyneth in the carrier just adds to it all :) I hope your ride home was an easy one, that Tricia is feeling alot better and that meeting your niece was a highlight of your week.

Jamie said...

Such a sweet post! Gwyneth is beautiful!

Lovin' my 5 blessings said...

She is amazing and so are you guys! Happy one year adjusted birthday Gwyneth!!!

dogsdontpurr said...

You are the bestest!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful little post. Your love for each other is a thing of beauty in itself.

Oliver'sMom said...

Awwww, you had me at "papa"! That's what I called my dad, and still do at 34. He's now "Grandpapa", but he's still just MY papa too. On a totally different note, her eyes look great! My friend had girl twins at 25 weeks, and one of the twins also need the strabimisimous (sp?) sx, I'm always so thankful for modern medicine!!!

The Beaver Bunch said...

You're so stinkin' tender.

Brad, Kellie, Lucy and Baby Carter said...

Awww. What a sweet post, a sweet Daddy and a wonderful family! They make it all just a little easier don't they?

Rachael said...

Beautiful post xxx

Jenny said...

AWWWW....

Clair said...

awwww.

will you please stop making me cry.

think gwyneth might just be a daddy's girl.

brunettekoala said...

Awww...I'm glad you and Tricia have Gwyneth too.

Danifred said...

So wonderful. I love this!

Tara said...

That letter is so sweet! What a great picture.

Granny Susan said...

Your daddy's love for your daughter is so precious. This is the sweetest picture of Gwyneth yet. I pray you guys have a super Saturday and a wonderful day of worship on Sunday. I am praying for Tricia as she recovers from the pneumonia. Blessings!!!

Christa @ Quintooples said...

awwwww!!!! How sweet. That brought tears to my eyes. :)

Danine said...

I think of every post I've ever read that you did Nate, this tops them all! You must print this out and give to Gwyneth when she turns 16 or something or throwing a teenage fit!

Mrs. Dan said...

awwww! this gets best post of the month! how sweet!

Frosty said...

Your perspective is amazing and the force of your love is palpable. What a lucky girl she is.

Noele Marie said...

She is so beautiful.

She is just as lucky to have you and Tricia as you guys are to have her.

So sweet!

Shannon said...

It's amazing isn't it? :) Yeah for truly wonderful little people! :)

Aspiemom said...

That is so sweet, Nate! I'm glad you have her, too!

Jally said...

I haven't ever commented before - I read your blog from Hong Kong, but this post made me just have to comment.

It seems to sum up so much, it is just beautiful, and this is also one of the nicest pictures I've seen of Gwyneth even though it is a little blurry, she looks very wise :-)

So glad you all three of you have each other.

Nicole said...

One sentence: She's lucky to have you as her Dad!

Three Amazing Kids said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Anonymous said...

OMG! In that picture, your sweet baby looks like a TODDLER to me! They grow so fast.

What a heartfelt note to your daughter.

Carol said...

That is such a beautifully expressed sentiment! That hopefully all parents can relate to in part. Isn't it amazing how you can still keep being a little more in love with your child every new day? And she with you guys. Its too wonderful. Happy for all of you and happy for your sister and her husband with their newborn too.

Pati said...

this post is priceless nathan...

Lori said...

Sweet post. Am I the only one that noticed that you don't do laundry when Mommy is gone? You just buy new socks and underwear. LOL, I love it.

megasam said...

That was so sweet it made me cry!

Anonymous said...

That child is GORGEOUS!!! I can't believe how big she's gotten.
Nate...you've got that whole daddy thing down! She's a lucky girl!

lainielou said...

Having a buddy makes everything easier.

And Nate, no matter what, someone, somewhere will always disapprove. It's just a shame they feel a need to tell you.

harmonysong said...

I just LOVED this post!! :)

Kim said...

What a precious post.

Julie said...

She looks more and more like you all the time!!!

PS, love that pic showing her little teeth...how CUTE!

YAY Tricia for being able to come home and recover - praying for no more unplanned hospital visits/stays for as long as possible!

careysue said...

You are such a great Papa!

Enjoy your weekend!

Lisa said...

This is just the most heart warming post I think I've ever read. It just gives me the warm fuzzies all over. You're an incredible father and husband. And very very blessed.

Anonymous said...

So sweet and touching. I'm so happy for all of you. I continue to pray for you.

Tooter's Mommy (Courtney) said...

That is so touching!! Gwyneth will love reading all of the loving things you have to say about her and Tricia when she's older.

I'm glad you all have each other and I'm glad Tricia is feeling better!

blessedx3 said...

Aww.

And wow, she looks so much like my youngest daughter, Maddie in that pic! Beautiful :)

Scott said...

Awww - that was precious Nate!

She is a blessing for sure!

Hugs and love,
Jill
www.forevernevernalways1.blogspot.com

Crystal said...

She looks SO much like you Nate!!! :O)

MJMILLS said...

Lucky daddy and even luckier daughter!

Olufunke said...

She is so adorable
Thank God for her
Nate, I have read some of your stories on this blog and I am speechless, you have been through a lot, but you are an encouragement, and your story is a testimony that God is faithful
I pray that Tricia's healing shall be permanent.

MLW Creations said...

One of the sweetest things I've ever read...isn't it funny how children change everything? My kids (3) turned my whole life around. God bless you all.

Rebecca said...

I love the picture. She looks like a gorgeous combination of her mom and dad.

Anonymous said...

Precious words about one of the most precious gifts we are blessed to have! They need us to take care of them, but we reap such a wonderful bounty from them. Children are truly gifts from God!
I was so thrilled to see Tricia at church on Sunday! She is amazing! The three of you and your families are such an inspiration to me!
Much love from your sister in Christ, Claire Drake