After we had finished dinner I took Kayleigh upstairs and played with her for a while, so that Jacob could get his reports written up without being disturbed. I was about to get Kayleigh bathed and ready for bed when he came in and said that he wanted to do it, I kissed him lightly and went to relax with a book before bed. I could hear her giggling as he bathed her, it was her favourite thing to do with her Daddy. I heard him come upstairs and place her in her crib, I went to kiss her goodnight.
I felt so emotionally drained after today, that once she was asleep I just collapsed onto our bed and fell asleep. I stirred when Jacob finally joined me and I rolled over to snuggle against him. I was awoken by a loud knocking on the door, I looked at the clock and saw that it was just past midnight. I wondered who it could be, I climbed out of bed and sleepily made my way downstairs. When I answered the door I was a little shocked to see Dad standing there, but the fact that he was in tears, in his pyjamas, and bare footed made me realise exactly why he was here. He collapsed into my arms releasing all of his pent up emotions onto my shoulder, I could not muster any words of comfort, I just held him for what seemed like forever.