Dear Son

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Dear Son,

We can’t wait to meet you!

They say you could come at any moment.  I’m not sure we’re totally ready, but at the same time, you sort-of feel overdue.  Life is full of paradoxes like that.

Seriously, we can’t wait to meet you.  You have an older brother who’s been pointing to your mom’s belly whenever we say “baby brother”.  He also kisses you sometimes.

Your mother is amazing.  Like, you should be sure to thank her at some point.  She’s beautiful, caring, hard working, faithful, hilarious, loving, and true.  She had to take off work early because you seemed to want to come out way before your due date.  I’m glad we have medicine to keep you growing in there.  You’re really blessed to have her as a mom, trust me, I’ve watched her over the past couple years.

And then there is our dog Sonny.  He’s been a good doggy brother to Elliott.  Elliott is your older brothers name.  We haven’t picked your name quite yet.

We’ve got a room for you and a home that I really love.  Though we’re hoping you’ll share with your brother… We moved here last year knowing you might be joining our family some time in the future.  I guess that’s now! There is a small backyard, a great view, and tons of trails nearby.  I’m really looking forward to taking you on lots of jogs and for our daily “bye bye sun” moment.  Elliott’s got a ton of toys to show you too.

There is so much to see in life!   Over the years I’ve come to see that it’s all a gift.  Highs, lows, and everything in between.  Your existence is a gift and you’ve got a family full of love awaiting you.

I can’t wait to see how you and Elliott get along.  I can already picture the two of you running around giggling.

I can’t wait for you to taste ice cream.

I can’t wait to hear your voice- especially you say “Mama”, “Dada”, or “Elliott”.  Oh and “Sonny” too.

I can’t wait to take you to the zoo and to ride with you on the sky-choo-choo.

I can’t wait to take you to an A’s game.  As I said with your older brother, we’ll support you in life no matter what- as long as you’re an A’s fan.  The same is true for you.  Family rule.

Seriously though, life is great.  It’s not boring.  And even the hard stuff has beauty in it.

As we’ve been waiting for you, we’ve been praying for you.  Prayer is a concept we’ll talk about at some point. It’s sort of a hopeful trust in, surrender to, and communication with the ultimate benevolence of reality.  It comes from a part of our world that is a big part of my life, faith.  Faith and the things we’ve created around faith reflect the best and sometimes the worst of us. I actually think we’re all people of faith and for me, my faith is in Love. Which is another big topic. We’ll get there. There are some pretty amazing stories that will help.

Anyways, we’ve got lots of time to talk about this stuff.  Until then, keep growing healthy and strong.  We can’t wait to meet you.

Here we go!

I love you already,

Your Dad

2 thoughts on “Dear Son

  1. Grandma and Grandpa are waiting too. So much to show you and so much to share with you. I can’t wait for your little hugs and kisses.

  2. Auntie Kristy & Uncle Josh, and of course your built in best friends Finley and Milo are ALL SO SO EXCITED to meet you little dude. We love you so much already! Like SOOOO much!!!! Just hang in there a little longer… and drive your mama nuts in the future 😉

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