Even if you have been married for over 10 years, there are still times when you can get all weak-kneed and heart-eyed for your husband. Today was one of those days.
When I came home from work he pulled me to one of our many baby bird cages and excitedly showed me a little duck.
"He hatched today, and he's so small that I would like to raise him in the house. Is that okay with you?"
|Meet Donald Duck.|
Uhm, who can say no to this little bundle of cuteness? Not me.
But that is just the beginning. What has unfolded since is the beginning of a wonderful, heart-melting friendship between this little duck (we named him Donald) and Rich. Donald has adopted Rich as his surrogate mother, and it's the cutest thing in the world!
|"He needs to drink", mama Rich says.|
|Donald feels safe in mama's big hands.|
|He's ready to take on the world!|
|Despite being small, he is a brave little duck.|
|Exploring with mama and his sister Nina...|
|... walking on sunshine...|
|... flying in the air...|
|... and swimming in the big pond all by himself .|
Rich has been carrying him around all evening, and right now they are both watching TV. It's melting my heart!
Donald came out of an incubator, so he had no mother to imprint on. Rich took him under his wing (pun intended) within the first few hours of his life, and now Donald imprinted on him.
After all these years, Rich has become a mother! ;-)
He is so excited about his little feathery child, it's too cute for words. I have fallen a bit more in love with him today ♥.
I hope you had a love-filled Sunday!