No matter how much my husband may drive me crazy sometimes, I am incredibly grateful for one thing: He’s a great dad to our daughter. We don’t always agree on parenting issues. I don’t like that he tries to force a situation with her at times (like trying to make her say certain words or eat certain foods), and we’ve had plenty of arguments over what’s best for her (schooling v. homeschooling, to limit screen time or not to limit screen time). But no matter what else happens, I know that he loves her and that he’s always trying to do the best thing for her. He genuinely misses her during the day when he’s working. His face lights up when he sees her. He always has energy to play with her and to try to make her giggle. He loves her so much, and he just wants to be the best dad he can be for her.
I know that she will have a happy childhood because of him. I know that she won’t have to try to overcome the things that happened to her to become a happy person. Like I said to him earlier, “I’m glad to know we’re raising a daughter who won’t have daddy issues. Well done you!”