It takes a village [BabyDaddy Day 29]

Sitting on the couch with my wife while a friend cleans our house is very uncomfortable. Watching others fold my underwear is more uncomfortable. Having my, recovering from c-section, wife take care of me while I'm sick four days in bed is even more uncomfortable.

Receiving love is uncomfortable. Many times, I felt embarassed, emasculated and guilty. 

As a pastor, I'm used to loving others. Receiving love from our friends, family and perfect strangers these past 6 weeks is one of the most beautiful and humbling things I've ever experienced. I kept thinking, I should be able to take care of myself. 

However, I wasn't strong enough to handle this past month. I needed help and help came. 

  • Friends and family spent weeks and nights with us so we could sleep
  • We didn't prepare our own food for over a month 
  • Moms, with their own children, came to our house
  • Free babysitting
  • We got so many gifts
  • We got several letters and calls of encouragement
  • People read my blog
  • People pretended to like my blog

It truly took a village to get us this far. 

Thank you everyone for your kindness and generosity. We couldn't have done this without you. 

Amreitha and I are more able to love Obi because you've loved us.