I started this message to my son at 12 weeks when we for sure knew he was a boy, though I will tell ya from day one I knew it. Every so often I would think of something that made me smile, seemed important or was a reminder of something I cherished from my childhood. This list will only continue to grow over the years but they’re little reminders of what I hope will make him smile….
Cannot wait to meet this little boy! The countdown is officially on!
I promise to show you how much I love your father.
I hope you’re lucky to have friends whom you consider your family.
I hope you love to cook (it’s a lady sealer).
I hope you always remain faithful in all stages of life.
I hope you don’t take life too seriously
I hope you know you can lose every once in a while and know it’s ok.
I promise to shield you from danger but will allow you to experience things on your own.
I hope you have your fathers laugh and smile that will melt little girls hearts.
I hope you learn the gift of forgiveness
I hope you know that sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same.
I hope you love to play outside.
I hope you giggle when you stomp on crunchy leaves.
I hope you laugh so hard one day you cry.
I hope you give thanks for one thing each day.
I hope you say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’.
I hope you learn to frolick in the rain.
I hope you love hugs and kisses even when you’re 16 and it’s not cool.
I hope you always tell your mom and dad you love them.
I hope know it’s ok to cry.
I hope you remember it takes more muscles to frown than smile.
I hope you remember chivalry exists so open doors and pull out chairs.
I hope honesty is what you stand by.
I hope you have patience.
I hope you learn from your elders and cherish moments with grandparents.
I promise to always listen to your thoughts with an open mind.
I hope you play pranks and tricks especially on your father.
I hope you go after your dreams whether big or small.
I hope you love Nutella too.
I hope you’ll never be afraid to express creativity.
I promise to always be ready to hold your hand.
I hope you love the little things while you’re young and cherish them as you grow older.
I hope you remember how much God loves you and to always keep faith.
I hope there’s always a song in your heart.
I hope you can go to sleep without a worry on your shoulders.
I hope you never give up no matter how hard it may seem…we’ll always be by your side.
I hope you remember that as we teach you there’s always a lesson your teaching us.
I hope you’re not afraid to try new things (I love chicken wings now).
I hope you never stop looking for your pot of gold at the end of a rainbow
I hope you know I’ll be there the first time your heart gets broken.
I hope you know I’ll always be ready for an ice cream run.
I promise I will try not to embarrass you too much but it’s my job to do so a little.
I hope you have a sense of adventure and love to travel.
I hope you learn to make a mean pasta sauce like your daddy.
I hope you enjoy spending time with your parents as you grow older.
I promise to show you how much I love you.
Forever and always,
photo source via The Pioneer Woman