It's like I've always known Obadiah. This has to be one of the strangest realities of being a father. From the moment I saw him, I loved him. I loved him with depth. He didn't seem like a stranger at all.
Before Obadiah entered our lives, Amreitha used to say, "There's going to be a day we wouldn't be able to imagine life without kids." I'd typically argued with her and say, "My imagination is pretty good. I'll be able to imagine life without our kids."
Now that he's here, it honestly is hard to imagine a time he wasn't part of our lives.
This love is growing, but it's been familiar since the beginning. I inherited a deposit of love for my son. It's like the love the Father has sown in me is welling up and filling Obadiah.