6 months ago…

12 Jul

I slept for 8 hours in a row.
I was timing contractions, hoping we’d get to the Birthplace in time.
I fell in love with Heidi all over again as she gave birth to my son.
I saw my son for the first time.
I knew nothing about fatherhood (update: I still know practically nothing).
I never knew the joy of seeing my son smile or laugh for the first time…the gazillionth time.
I couldn’t have understood the magnitude of the love that a father has for his child.

That’s right, but I would never want to back to 6 months ago. I absolutely love being a dad. Heidi and I have only begun to know the joys and sorrows of parenthood. Yet our love for Zechariah is greater than the fear and frustrations that we’ve already encountered and will sooner or later. We constantly thank God for supplying us wisdom to know how to love this little guy.

Happy 6 Month Birthday Zechariah!


Posted by on July 12, 2007 in family


4 responses to “6 months ago…

  1. dwight

    July 13, 2007 at 5:09 am

    ya – zeek is amazing… i love seeing him! keep posting pics up so that i can check in on him (and you and heidi)…

  2. Joshua Otte

    July 14, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    Thanks uncle Dwight! I’ll tell him you said “Hey.” He’s starting to creep now, not quite a crawl but no longer just a roll. Pretty amazing!

  3. Jonathan Dodson

    July 15, 2007 at 6:46 pm

    beautifully put…great pics and hats

  4. Ben & Phyllis

    July 16, 2007 at 11:48 pm

    Thank you for sharing the photos of your beautiful happy family! We love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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