peter meets henry

I cannot write this post without getting tears in my eyes. Peter is in the US Navy and he is stationed in Seattle. Because of his service obligations, he was unable to be present for Henry's birth, and was not able to meet Henry until Saturday, March 30th (Henry was born on Tuesday, March 26th). It was very difficult for both of us, especially in first days in the hospital, knowing how desperately Peter wanted to be with us and hold his baby boy. On that beautiful Saturday, Henry and I came home from his first pediatrician's appointment, and Peter was waiting for us outside. I captured this photo of him cradling Henry for the first time. I can feel how much he loved him from that first moment every time I look at it.