The amazing bond between a mother and baby is precious no doubt, but sometimes we forget about the special bond that happens between a father and his child as well.
While the mother is the one who carries the child and nurtures it, fathers can bond with their children before birth also, perhaps even more than we know.
Comedian Michael Jr. learned this when he went back to watch the video he took of his daughter’s birth. At the time he was so caught up in the delight and the newness of it all that he missed something huge, but when he went back and watched the video he was struck by something extremely insightful.
When his daughter was first born, before she had even been cleaned off, she was lying on the table crying. She was perhaps cold and hungry and was looking for some comfort.
Obviously in distress over his daughter’s misery, Michael began to talk to her, and instantly the baby began to calm down.
Later on, as the nurse began to clean the baby, she began to cry again. Again Michael began to talk to her, and again his voice calmed her down.
Then something happened that left the new dad floored.
As he spoke to his brand new baby girl, Michael told her that he loved her, and as he did she opened her eyes to look at him.
“That’s just phenomenal,” Michael marveled.
It was clear that his daughter recognized her father’s voice, which she had heard while in the womb, and she knew that he would be there to protect her and watch over her.
After watching his daughter, Michael realized that her reaction provides a huge lesson for us in our own lives.
Watch the sweet, sweet video below: