You see, from the moment he opened his heart to receive the gift of her love, from the moment she began to feel confident enough to rest her tiny hand in his and draw him in our family photos – perhaps even before that it was clear that she was destined to be his.
The very thing my baby longed for was a daddy and God saw fit to give her that in the form of a loving, hardworking caring man. A man who made room in his heart and life for two loves. A man who understood that to whom much is given much is required. A man who decided that we would be a team, that my family of two would become our family of three.
When people tell my husband that our daughter looks just like him he smiles and says thank you. When people tell my daughter she looks just like her daddy her face lights up and she thanks them. They know that from a scientific standpoint their genetic makeup is not one in the same. But their hearts mirror one another, their spirits are kindred and so many of their characteristics are just alike. The two of them are a match made in heaven and a testament to the fact that love trumps DNA. Every time.
It takes more than genetics to be a parent and some of the greatest parents do not share the same genetic makeup as their children. And with the exception of a difference in physical characteristics you’d never know it. And to be honest does it matter all that much? My husband had a heart that was equipped and willing to receive not just my love but also that of my child.
Love is a powerful force and our family has been blended into something quite beautiful. Because of God’s grace and mercy my child didn’t have to pay for her mother’s poor decision making. And because of His great love for us He blessed us with everything we needed even if we didn’t know it at the time.
Humbled and grateful that love did its thing. Love trumped DNA.
BMWK – We talk a lot about the challenges of blended family life, but we have to also have to talk about the blessings in a blended family. And love, is definitely a blessing.