Sunday, September 27, 2009

An Influential Life

I saw your father today. I stopped by his work in order to give him your most recent photos. I was so nervous! But when he saw me sitting there in my car he walked right over with a big smile on his face and I knew I had done the right thing.

I got out of the car and we hugged as though we hadn't seen each other in years. It was so nice. And in a way it had been ages since we'd seen each other. It feels almost as if lifetimes have come and gone between us. Strange how time works.

When I handed him the photos and informed him of what they were his smile grew even larger. I was so relieved to see his reaction that my excitement poured out and I told him how gorgeous you are and how you look just like him. And I swear I saw him puff up with pride just then. It was great.

He asked if you were loved and happy and I reassured him that you are. I told him about the video your family sent, and how it was proof of just how overwhelmingly loved you are. He just nodded and looked down at the small parcel in his hand. We hugged again and he went back to what he had been doing when I showed up. He told me he wanted to go look at his new present--the gift I'd just given him.

You. You are that gift. You are a blessing to so many different people. And your life has only just begun! I know that you will continue to have an impact on other peoples' lives as long as you live, my Sweet. As you grow, so will your influence. And as you grow, so does my love for you.


  1. What a gorgeous little man. You all should be so very proud.