A few weeks ago my wife and I got to spend some quality time with my parents at the local market night. I always enjoy spending time with my wife doing almost anything, but especially when it involves making sure we are both healthy by buying locally grown fruits, vegetables, and everything else. At the end of the night my parents went on their way home and I changed into some shorts to start working on a coding project that I’ve been leaving in the back burner. My wife disappeared into the bedroom , which didn’t stand out too much to me since I figured she was probably doing some organizing. Twenty minutes later she called me into the bedroom to help her get a box down from the closet. Pause.
Even while writing this I have to take a deep breath and choke back a few “happy” tears to get through this next part. When I came through the door I saw a bunch of things sprawled out on the bed, however, the first thing that my eyes locked onto was a Scrabble board with arranged tiles on it. I figured my wife wasn’t playing Scrabble by herself, but I wouldn’t put it past her. As I read the tiles my wife had spelled out “You are going to be a dad,” I was shocked and within a few seconds excited, “I was going to be a father.” The first words out of my mouth were “Are you serious?” I couldn’t believe that without even knowing or realizing it that I had gone from being a husband to eventually being someone’s father. Especially with Father’s Day being the next week everything hit me hard and in a good way. I was going to be a father! In the future I may post a video since I found out later that my wife had been recording the entire reveal (she’s sneaky like that).
To be honest with you all reading this, I’ve never been happier than I was at that one moment holding my wife in my arms knowing that she was growing a new life inside her. Well, the day I got married was pretty good, but this day was so much better.
These days my mind is working overtime trying to figure out all the things that I need to do to prepare for the arrival of baby Hough, which is what both my wife and I are calling it until we know if it is a boy or girl, which should be several weeks down the road.