I met Justin and Melissa about a year ago when they walked into my lifegroup at Lake Pointe Church. It didn’t take long for me to realize that they are such a sweet couple. Melissa lights up a room with her smile. When I found out they were pregnant, I immediately knew they would be the best parents! They are so fun and kind and a beautiful example for any little one.
When Melissa asked me to take their maternity photos, I couldn’t have been more excited! I LOVE taking maternity photos. I don’t post a lot of them, but I just love showing expecting moms how beautiful they are! Melissa is no exception. She is gorgeous.
I found this sweet poem called From Daddy by Kieran Dockerty. I thought it was so sweet. I had to share it.
When you feel a hand rest upon your Mum,
And you hear the sound of a low deep hum,
I hope you know, and to yourself think gladly,
This touch and voice is of my Daddy.
It’s still early days but you’ve got my heart,
And I know that this is just the start,
Because from now on and forevermore,
I will love you, cherish you, and always adore.
Every day my love for you grows,
And I hope to you this already shows,
I will do everything I can to make you see,
That you will always mean the world to me.
And from today until the day you’re born,
I swear to keep the oath I’ve sworn,
You and Mum will always be cared for,
Protection is the oath I swore.
Not just to protect, but to always love,
Because you were a gift from above,
I never thought I would feel this way,
But now I can’t wait until next May.
For when the day that you arrive,
I would have never before felt so alive,
You’ll bring a tear straight to my eye,
And you’ll look at me and you’ll know why.
Because you will be the greatest gift,
And my heart and soul you will uplift,
That feeling there will be hard to beat,
From that moment on my life’s complete.
But for now you sleep inside your Mummy,
Keep warm and snug inside her tummy,
And I’ll look forward to the day you’re here,
To take my heart when you appear.
So when you feel that hand on Mum,
And hear the sound of my low deep hum,
I know you’ll know and for that I’m glad,
That here with Mum is your very proud Dad.