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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Happy Father's Day!


I fell in love for the second time some five months ago. Oddly enough, it was with just a hand. Four small fingers and one small thumb that I was certain were waving at me on the sonogram machine screen.

Ever since it has been nothing but expectation, making sure my wife was eating enough, and wondering what my daughter would look like, be like, feel like, and sound like once she chose to enter this world.

I did a lot of praying over these nine months, because this is our first, and we’re not spring chickens anymore, and everyone seems to have a story about the worst possible thing happening at the most unexpected time.

I don’t know why people share these stories. All the stories do is frustrate, anger, and to be perfectly honest, makes you want to put a piece of tape over their mouth and with as much gentleness as you can muster tell them to shut up.

My daughter decided to be fashionably late, another reason for sleepless nights and wondering if everything would be well, and rather than arriving on the 6th of June, Victoria Belle Boldea came screaming into the world on Thursday, June 12, at 2:58pm. Seven pounds four ounces, twenty inches, and to me, the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen.

Ten fingers, ten toes, two eyes, two ears, nose, mouth, lips, tongue, and even hair, all where they were supposed to be, all within perfectly normal parameters.

At first sight I knew I would love her for the rest of my days. At first sight I knew I would do my utmost to protect her, provide for her, and be there for her whenever she needed me.

I’m a dad! As such, from one dad to all the other dads, happy father’s day!

Now I understand.

Pictures are forthcoming. Thank you all for your prayers.  

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.

20 comments:

jas340 said...

Congratulations Mike!!!!

j said...

Mike,
Happy Father's Day to you. They grow up fast too fast. My 3 daughters are 21, 18, and 17.
I can only hope and pray I did my best to raise my 3 daughters. A lot of days I wonder if I have.
God's blessing on you and your family.
Jeff
Hillside Assembly Gillett, WI

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Praise The Lord for his goodness! I'm sure Victoria is beautiful. Happy Fathers Day.

Robin

Anonymous said...

God's blessings to all three of you!
As far as the stories, relax. I was 36 and 38 when my children were born and we all were just fine. My first was also late - I was told that is normal. My first also missed Mother's Day but was born days before Father's Day. What a gift!

Debbie

meema said...

We are so happy for you! God bless you and keep you. Treasure every precious moment.

For Him,
Meema

Anonymous said...

Hallelujah! The newest member of the Boldea family has made her entrance! Congratulations and God's help and abundance on you and your wife. A beautiful name, Victoria, for her victory is in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior! Looking forward to seeing the pictures! :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you Michael! Being a father is life's sweetest pleasure as a man. And having a girl is all the more sweeter. Mine is eight and making me chocolate chip pancakes right now!
Caleb

Carol H said...

Just thrilled for you both. What a blessing from God children are!! Happy Father's Day dad! I'm sure your daughter will always be the "apple of your eye". Thanks for sharing this most precious time with us. Always in my prayers!
Carol H.

Sam Larson said...

Congrats!!!

Anonymous said...

Michael,

Congratulations to you all! I am so very happy for you and your family! The good Lord our God has blessed you abundantly!

May we always be a blessing to Him, Christ Jesus!
Susan
Ohatchee, AL

Beth Rank said...

Blessings to you all! :)

Mondo Frazier said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

No gift like a daughter!

Congratulations x10!

Debbie said...

Happy Father's Day. I am so happy for you and your wife. What a blessing from the LORD.

Mary L said...

Wonderful!!! Congratulations to the both of you and a very Happy Father's Day!! :)

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news! Congratulations to you and your wife on on the birth of your daughter! I look forward to the pictures.
In Christ,
Sarah Skoda

Mrs. Pugh said...

How wonderful! The joy of being trusted with one of God's little ones is beyond compare! Congratulations!

My prayers are with you,
Mrs. Pugh

jerry mcfarland said...

Congratulations! Amazing how quickly little ones latch on to our hearts. I feel like I kinda understand the LORD saying: I loved you in your mother's womb.

Looking forward to pics!

Glenn in Georgia said...

Yay ! Hallelujah I am so happy for you guys. Cant wait to see a picture of the baby.

Carol, Your sister in Christ said...

I am overjoyed for you and your wife for the beautiful blessing and gift you have received from the Lord with the sweet bonus of being able to celebrate Father's Day with her! There is no deeper joy in human life than to behold your baby child for the first time and to hold that tiny hand and snuggle her to your heart. Every sweet sound she makes will thrill your heart, every little movement she does will fascinate you and when she looks at you no greater thrill can compare. God bless beautiful Victoria and God bless your joy and gratitude.
Lovingly in Christ, Your sister Carol

Michael Murphy said...

Love the name you gave her Michael.