You are about 10 hours away from me but not even a second from my mind.
You’ve been entrusted for a short time with caregivers, in which I praise God, but you are soon to meet your forever family.
Your mom has recently readied your room, but has been preparing her heart for you for years.
Your sister Sophie Mei, we pretty much just call her Sophie, Soph, sweet face, sweet head and other names…is getting ready for you.
Sophie has taken to one of her baby dolls for the first time and shows great care for her. I know she is getting ready for you.
Be patient with her little man, she will be full of love but will be learning how to have a brother loved by mom and dad too.
I praise God for your birthday September 8, 2011 and I praise God’s ordained date for putting you in our arms 2012.
I thank Providence for how He works all things out. My Father in Heaven is calling me to be your father on Earth…and he has planned this before you and I were even born!
I thank Jesus for reminding me time and time again how he has brought me into the family of God and called me a son of the most high.
You nor I can carry the name or honor of being the Most High, we were not made to bear the weight of this. This is why, son, we are to worship Jesus.
Nate, you need me, you need your mom, you need Sophie, and we will need you as you grow. But these needs are not our ultimate needs, our biggest needs.
You need a Savior, which I am not.
You need a perfect Father, which I am not.
You need a redeemer, someone I cannot be.
You need a love that never shifts, a hope that never fades, a faith that can move mountains. This will not be found in me. However the One who is to be your love, hope and faith is in me.
So I will point you, Nathanael, to Jesus.
This is where I will rest as your dad. In the arms of my Savior who knows I am not enough for you, but has seen fit to allow me to be a light into your life. To love you.
You are going to love your grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins & friends. Sophie will teach you who’s who and how to best get what you want.
There is more to say, but I will keep it for your little ears buddy!
I love you,
June 23, 2012
To My Son