One year ago today, my wife and I welcomed our daughter into the world. In an instant, I was exhausted, jubilant, scared, proud, and hopeful. In the intervening months, not too much has changed aside from the fact that Maeve has changed us both in ways I couldn’t have anticipated. On a daily basis she makes me doubt my ability to be a great dad and then reinforces it immediately thereafter. Seeing her when I come home is the highlight of my day, and as soon as I walk through the door, whatever I had hanging over me is pushed away.
She is the single greatest project I’ve ever had a hand in designing.