To Henry…

Hey Henry,

It’s your Dad. I am so excited to meet you! Your mother and I are so excited that you are our son. Waiting for you to get here has been tough but it has caused me to think about the kind of man I hope you grow up to be. The truth is it has caused me to reflect on my own life and ask the question “Am I the kind of man I hope you will turn out to be?” Will you grow up in a house with a man that you are proud to call your father? I hope that you see a man that loves The Lord with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength. That is a devoted Husband that loves and serves His wife well. That is a devoted father that makes intentional time for his children and always points you and your sister to The Lord. That you see me deeply in love with The Word of God. That you see me renewed day by day through the power of the holy spirit. That I submit to the authority of God’s word as I love and lead our family with great joy.

The verse I pray over you on this day is Proverbs 23:24. It says: “The father of a righteous son will rejoice greatly, and one who fathers a wise son will delight in him.” I hope you grow to be a righteous man, full of wisdom. That loves The Lord with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength. And today and every day, I hope you know how much you are loved and that from the moment we knew about you, we chose you! And we will never stop choosing you, Son.

I love you!

Dad

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