Our First Letter to Gryffin

4 days after our baby’s 1st birthday and I’m still feeling sentimental (I’m pretty sure I will always refer to him as my baby…even when he’s 14 or 30).  This is the letter we wrote to him before he was born.  It was fun to go back and read so I’m posting it.

Dear Gryffin,

I am sitting here writing this letter to you with so many different emotions running through me.  I can’t tell you how extremely excited we are to meet you.  We are so amazingly blessed that God chose us to be your parents, little one.  Life is about to get so much more exciting with you around.  We can’t wait to see the person you will become.  We are already planning and coming up with fun ideas for the holidays with you.  We want you to have the best life we can give you

Oh Gryffin, along with all this excitement there are so many nerves.  We want to be the best parents we can be for you.  We want to make sure that we raise you into a man who is both kind and respectful, smart and courageous, who stands up for what you know is right in a world that seems to be increasingly dark and so confused.  I hope that you dream fearlessly and chase after those dreams.  We also hope and pray that you come to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.  Jesus gave you life, honey, and I pray that you live yours fully for him.

As your mommy and daddy we promise to protect you and keep you as safe as much as we possibly can.  We promise to teach you all that we know to help you make good decisions throughout your life.  We are so excited to meet you and watch you grow up.

Gryffin, we already love you so incredibly much as we wait to welcome you into the world.


Mommy & Daddy

If you missed the last post and want to read about Gryffin’s birth story, you can check it out here!