|Judah’s 9week 4D ultrasound.|
I first saw you in a photograph. At 9 weeks in my womb you had the courtesy to say “Hello” and that is how we met. At this point your Father and I knew you were going to have an abundance of personality.
So we waved back.
It was almost time to meet you in person when we were given the chance to see you again. You were sleeping, curled up and cozy in Mommy’s Tummy, waiting for the cake from our wedding party you decided to crash. You were sucking your thumb and it was adorable, I knew you’d look just like your Daddy. Little did we know that this thumb-sucking business would cause us a tremendous lack of sleep when you got a stuffy nose.
But it’s still cute.
Not to be outdone by the many TLC baby shows Mommy watched while carrying you, you had to come into the world by scaring everyone half to death. Mommy had to wear a mask just like in the T.V. shows and have lots of nurses get you out really fast and at first you didn’t want to wake up, but you didn’t want Mommy and Daddy to be sad.
So you breathed.
Then you tried to eat your Daddy’s face.
You and Daddy are quite a pair, let me tell you. You are both always coming up with these weird games that Mommy can never seem to catch up on fast enough. Sometimes I just like to stand back and watch you two play, I’ve never seen a Father and son as close as the two of you.
It’s no wonder you came out looking like him instead of me, but at least you have my big heart…
… and you always give Mommy the best cuddles.
- I hope you never worry about being different, your differences are what make you so amazingly you.
- I hope you are never afraid of what comes next, because every corner has something to amaze you and change your life in unexpected ways (just like when you came to us).
- I hope you always carry with you that sense of obliviousness to the world around you, just enough that you never change the make-up of what you are to fit into the expectations.
- And I hope above all things that you grow to love without boundaries of our humanity and recognize in others what was given them that is the same in you; your kind spirit.