Dwayne Wade posted an adorable black and white picture of him holding his newborn daughter, Kaavia James.
He also wrote a touching open letter about the phenomenal year he’s had in 2019.
“2019 i hope you’re ready for @kaaviajames and her agent/bodyguard of a father because this is how we’re coming into the new year “TOGETHER” 2018 was one of my most challenging years yet and also one of my most fulfilling years. From losing my mentor Henry Thomas in January. To being traded back to Miami in February”, he wrote on Instagram.
“To standing with the state of Florida and the kids of Parkland in February /March. To going to the playoffs and coming off the bench for the first time to scoring 28 in game 2 in April. To signing a lifetime contract with my shoe/ apparel company @lining.official in July. To getting that first call from Nebraska that my oldest son @zmane2 will be offered his first D1 scholarship in August. To announcing that this season will be my last dance in September. To welcoming my beautiful daughter in November. The way 2018 started was awful for my family and i but it ended in my wife @gabunion and i bringing our miracle into this world. 🥂 🍷 🍷 to the NEW YEAR and all that comes with it. We’re ready!!! #Ifyourenotwithusyoureagainstus #thereforeyoudonteexist #TheWades”
His wife, actress Gabrielle Union also shared a picture from the shoot, this time in color, and kept her tribute short and sweet, writing:
“Dreams come true 😍🤗 Thankful for 2018. I’m glad I never gave up hope when adversity kept knocking on my door. #MCM @dwyanewade & #ShadyBaby @kaaviajames 💙💛💚🧡💜❤💗 📸 by @aprilbellephotos”
The couple had been very open about their battle to conceive a child and eventually used a surrogate to bring their beautiful baby girl into the world.