Day 187

18/6/17 – Day 187 – Fathers Day

‘Fatherhood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you would have. It’s about understanding that he is exactly the person he is supposed to be and that, if you’re lucky, he just might be the teacher who turns you into the person you are supposed to be.’

I think this photo is a perfect example of a Fathers love. It was taken when Arlo had NEC. We were absolutely exhausted at this point. Running entirely on adrenaline. Arlo wasn’t making any progress. He was ventilated, on a lot of morphine, his whole body had swollen up like a balloon. We couldn’t hold him, could barely touch him without him desatting. The only thing that seemed to offer him any comfort was having a hand on his head. So even though his arm ached, and he hadn’t slept properly for weeks, that’s what his Daddy did.

Wishing a very Happy Fathers Day to my husband. An amazing Daddy to all 3 of our boys. We’re very lucky to have you, and we love you more than you’ll ever know 💛

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