Today, I celebrate a man I have been with for almost 8 years. 7 years into our relationship, God saw it fit to bless us with child. Today, we have an 8-month-old beautiful daughter that keeps growing and flourishing daily. Would all this be possible if her father was not here? I strongly doubt it. We both, unfortunately, weren’t raised by both our parents, and we saw what it can do to a child. We, therefore, both swore that we will try our best to be conscious about maintaining a healthy relationship and raising our child to be the best version of herself.

Sadly, we don’t have a point of reference for healthy parenting. We do, however, have God and the church and they remind us daily on how we can grow as a family.

Daddy, I am so proud of the man you have become. I am even more proud of the father that you are to our girl. You are the ultimate hands-on-dad who enjoys bath time. You don’t enjoy diaper change time but you do it anyway because it has to be done, and I respect that about you.

Our lives had to change drastically after finding out we were pregnant, but you’ve embraced this journey so much, and that has kept me going.

To many more ­čÖé

Thank you for sharing this journey with me ­čÖé