Sunday, February 8, 2009
Letter to Dawson
My Sweet Little Baby Dawson,
Oh, how I can't wait to meet you! I've only got 3 more weeks until your due date, and I'm counting down the days. I'm so excited to hold you and kiss you and hug you and cuddle you! I can't wait to see who you look like. Will you look like your Daddy with brown skin and hair, and brownish/green eyes, or will you look like your big brother and me, with light skin and hair, and blue eyes? I'm so excited to see you!
You certainly have been an active little guy from the beginning. I felt you kick me from the outside at about 17 weeks, so I've been feeling you tumble and kick and move for a long time. I love your little hiccups! You get them so much! I'd say you have hiccups at least 1-4 times per day. I love watching my belly shake when you have them! I'm going to miss feeling you move and kick so much, but I'll love holding you and smelling your sweet new baby smell lots more.
Something that is really exciting is that you're going to be born in Brazil! Now that's pretty special. You'll probably be my only baby born in Brazil too. Your name, Dawson Daniel, sounds so natural. The name Dawson is actually the name of a little town that's close to the town I grew up in. I've always liked that name. And Daniel is your grandpa's name (my dad). 2 other people in our family have the middle name Daniel as well, your uncle Darin, and your cousin Dylan. So it's a pretty popular name! And you'll fit right in with all the other "Dockter" men (my maiden name). All of the men in that family have a first name that starts with "D", except for Camden! I guess we're all trying to really confuse Grandma. :)
You have so many people waiting to meet you and shower love on you. Your big brother, Camden, has been kissing you and hugging you for months now. He calls you "Daws" and says, "Baby Brudder". He LOVES babies, so I know he'll take such good care of you. I know you 2 will be the best of buddies and great playmates! You'll soon realize that you have the best Daddy in the whole world! He's going to take such good care of you, and he's SOOOO much fun too! Just ask Camden! I know you'll be wrestling around with Daddy in no time.
My prayer for you, is that you will grow into the man of God you are called to be. That you would be filled with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. I pray that you will be a man of honor and strength, and that you would love the Lord your God, with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength. Dawson, you are a child of God, and I pray that you would follow after Him and serve Him, all the days of your life.
I love you so much! We are all waiting expectantly for your arrival. Don't keep us waiting too long!
All of my love,