You came into the world just after 1AM. Born to a brand new mommy and daddy who thought they had an idea about what they were getting into. After the midwives checked you out and mommy was resting as comfortably as possible, I climbed into the bed next to you and mommy and we all slept.
A new family.
I'll never forget it. You nestled between us all bundled up. You barely made a sound. It was one of the most magical moments of many more to come.
You are now 4 years old. You are strong, sweet, kind and thoughtful. You mention your friends and family by name and spontaneously tells us how much you love each one of them. You are kind to Emily in ways that still surprise Mommy and I. You will offer her your most prized new toys to have a turn or try to distract her when she is having a tough moment. Emily loves you beyond measure. When she hears you wake up in the morning she rushes to your bedroom and exclaims "MORNING SOBIE!!!" with all the joy and happiness her little body can bear. You are her best friend and role model. She's a very lucky little sister.
I'm so proud of the little girl you have grown into. I see so much of your mother in you and I consider myself very lucky and I'm very grateful to have both of you in my life.
I'm beyond proud to be your Daddy. Your genuine kindness and considered thoughtfulness will always guide you down the right path. Your humor and your imagination will ensure the world, your world, will always be inspiring...to you and others. Your strength and conviction will protect you and those you love. Your intelligence and curiosity will help make the world a bit smaller and propel your dreams and ambitions. Make the most of each day Peanut. You can be or do anything your heart desires.
Dream of all the things that make you happy sweetheart. I love you.