This is my Father’s Day post and it’s a wee late, but the truth is, every day is Father’s Day around here, so I’m counting this as being right on time.
Drew and I started dating at the end of my Freshman year of college, and while we were both much more likely to be thinking about what to wear to the next costume party than our one day distant family, I think it’s fair to say that part of our story is that we both knew. I somewhat famously told my friends that if “that Drew Walton and I just had one conversation, I know that we would be together”, and as it turns out, I was more or less right. What started out as a conversation around a fire pit (quick aside, WWC should take a poll about how many conversations at the pond have ended in marriage) has evolved over the last 10 years into our story and most notably into the creation of one shining little life.
Drew is an excellent father. For those of you reading this that know him, I’m sure that your mind is flashing with little snippets of his quick laugh, his calming presence, his ridiculously charming childish sense of humor, his big grin, his quick hug and the way that he makes everyone feel as if they’ve just been brought into the fold. For those of you that don’t know him, I think that his light glows through the pictures, and the take-home point is that everyone that meets him walks away thinking, what a great guy.
Meeting Drew and getting to be his partner in crime is pretty much the biggest jackpot of my entire life. I knew that early on…but getting to see him transform so effortlessly into the roll of father was and is nothing short of awesome. He not only loves Asher with every fiber of his being, but he’s also been 100% committed to being all in in the partnership of parenting. He’s never one to pass the buck on a stinky diaper (although the stinky diaper running dialogue that he has is hilarious) he can do bed time, wake up time, bath time, play time…any time, he can step in and do it, and he does. Asher moves between two parents with confidence because there’s not one parent doing everything and that is not only incredible for Asher, but it’s also incredibly generous towards me. He constantly reminds me to express gratitude not just through his words, but also through his generosity of spirit, and there’s not a single day that goes by that I don’t think that I must be the luckiest woman alive.
So without further ado, I thought I would share some of my favorite pictures from the last 21-ish months of Drew and Asher, with a few pictures of us tossed in for good measure. Thank you, Drew for being so rad, you’re the most (to say the least). Love you.