My little Smurflet,
I have written, and rewritten this post for you.
I just can’t seem to find the words that I want to say.
Although to be honest, I’m thinking that the whole “lack of sleep” thing may be influencing my serious lack of articulation.
So that one is kind of on you…
But when it comes right down to it, I’m not trying to say much.
I just want you to know that your daddy and I love you very, very much.
And we’re so so happy you’ve joined our little family.
And your big sister, she loves you too.
And she is REALLY excited that you are finally here.
Trust me, you got the best big sister.
I also want you to know how much I am praying for you.
I’m praying first and foremost that you learn to love Jesus, little one.
And in light of that, I’m praying that your daddy and I, even with our many failures, are good examples of what it looks like to continually live by faith.
I’m praying that you never, ever doubt just how much your daddy and I love you.
I’m praying that you and your big sister always remember just how special it is to have a sibling, and that you two stay close as you grow up.
And I’m praying that you will grow up into a strong, kind, and thoughtful man.
Although I am also praying that you don’t grow up too fast…
If I’m honest, I might pray for that last one more frequently than I should.
Only because I love you, my Smurflet.
Welcome to the family!