We see a picture of a father holding, hugging, kissing or sleeping with his child and we melt. Why? Men are supposed to be ‘tough’ and be the providers, while the mothers are the nurturers. Which is true, but women and men can be either and both, and when we see a picture that shows the bonding and love between a father and his baby, it reminds us that fathers are nurturers too.
“A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” ~Author Unknown
Sent in by Tiffany of her husband and daughter.
“This is my hubby Sean and our 1 month old Colin. Multitasking at its best!” ~Erin W (P.S. Dad would like it to be known, he won that race!)
“Daddy and baby for the first time.” ~Jenny
“I love my sailor.” ~Mitchell
Erin H: “This is my husband with our oldest when she was only a week or so old. She was a 35 weeker and was less than 5 lbs in this picture. The second picture is also her, but at 15 months (she’s 3.5 now). She is SUCH a daddy’s girl. The last picture is my husband with our youngest when she was 11 months old (she is 18 months now).”
“Michael holding 3 week old Lachlan.” ~Jolene
“Sometimes I think military families don’t think their birth is their own. We were able to have a beautiful natural birth center birth using Tricare – and this “tough guy” daddy was able to catch and bring his son into this world!” ~Anne
Daddy Chris with Baby Avery.
Baby and Dad on day one in the hospital. Sent in by Mary.
Augusta’s husband and son.
Julia: “Myra at 9 days old with her Daddy.”
Renee: “The first is our baby girl, a couple weeks old, and she just fit in her Papa’s pocket! The second is just an hour or two after she was born at home. He’s an amazing Papa, and he was an AMAZING support in labor.”
“This is my son Zaeden and his daddy Amine.” ~Taylor
“I didn’t get to be there for this moment as I was still in surgery, but I am SO glad my mom snapped this picture of Adam and Daddy enjoying some bonding time!” ~Shawna
Lizzie’s husband was all about support and love…
“I love this picture of my fiance with my daughter, because he’s not her biological father- but that doesn’t matter to him, or her. ” ~Zhandra
“Hadley and her daddy.” ~Jessica
“Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later… that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty and, perhaps love, adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic possibilities of life.” ~Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities