Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins just became a father for the second time.
Jenkins’ wife, Morrissa Jenkins, gave birth to the couple’s second daughter, Selah Nola Jenkins, earlier this week, as Jenkins explained in an Instagram post Thursday. The couple’s first daughter, Elle, was born in 2013.
“Every time I think of raising two daughters I feel excited, afraid, responsible, helpless, and extremely blessed all at the same time,” Jenkins wrote, before going on to explain the reasoning behind each emotion. “The love between and parent and child, even more a father and daughter, is like nothing I’ve ever known.”
Welcome to the world Selah Nola Jenkins! Every time I think of raising two daughters I feel excited, afraid, responsible, helpless, and extremely blessed all at the same time! Excited: because I know their lives will be great. I get to watch them grow from babies to women as they experience life. AFRAID: because I know I won’t understand everything they experience and may not have all of the answers. I may fail to be the father they need. RESPONSIBLE: because I am charged with loving them, protecting them, providing for them, advising them, and disciplining them. HELPLESS: because I can not control what life will bring them. I can’t stop the danger, the heart break, and the unthinkable in the world. EXTREMELY BLESSED: That I get to experience a love like no other. The love between and parent and child, even more a father and daughter, is like nothing I’ve ever known! I thank God everyday for having it.
A post shared by Malcolm Jenkins (@malcolmjenkins27) on Jan 18, 2018 at 5:10am PST
Selah’s birth comes at an exciting time for Jenkins and the Eagles, who are set to face the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday. If the Birds win that game, they’ll earn their way to their first Super Bowl appearance since 2005.
Whether that will happen, though, is anyone’s guess. Currently, the Inquirer and Daily News’ Eagles beat writers are split on their predictions.