December 3, 2012
Although we haven’t met officially, I feel like I already know you. At any moment you are scheduled to enter this world. I am so excited, nervous, but yet calm simultaneously. It’s crazy, it’s like I’m in love with someone I have never met.
I believe our connection will be inextricable (you will learn what that word means) from infancy, through childhood, adolescence, high school, college, your wedding day; you can always count on me. I can’t wait for us to share ice cream (blue bell vanilla is my favorite), to take you on dates (my goal is to set the bar so high that you will never settle for anything less than the best), open doors for you, take you shopping, to church, and to watch you discover and develop every gift that God has placed inside of you. I’m excited about cooking together (Top Chef & the Food Network are where I get my inspiration). I can’t wait to come watch you in whatever interest your pursue and be your biggest fan. I can’t wait to read you bed time stories and watch you fall asleep. My goal is to open doors for you that weren’t opened for me, for you to be better than me. I want to be behind the spotlight so I can place it on you and allow you to shine bright. Although I’ve never been a Dad before, I got good examples from our heavenly Father, and your grandfather. My goal is to be your hero.
I want you to feel motivated by me but without pressure. I want you to feel safe and secure, yet free. Always remember you are God’s child, loved unconditionally, brilliant, beautiful, courageous, and powerful. There is nothing that you can’t achieve with God on your side.