Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Letter to baby

Letter to our future child.

April 26, 2011

Dear baby,

Daddy and I have been doing a lot of soul searching lately about what we want our lives to look like over the next five years. It has made me think about what I will want for you in the future as well. First of all, I want you to have big dreams. I want you to know that anything you want to do is possible.
But I also want you to experience life with all of its ups and downs.

Perhaps it is because I'm not yet a mother that I don't have the urge to protect you from every bad thing in life. Maybe I will change my mind on this, but right now, I want you to fall down, so you can gain the courage to get back up. I want you to get a bad grade in a class so you learn to work hard. I want you to fight with a friend so you can see what it means to compromise and value differences. I want you to not be good at everything so you can figure out your passion and pursue it wildly. I want you to get your heart broken, so that you will know that real love is messy, and imperfect, and worth it. I want you to question God, so that the relationship you have with Christ is your own, and not just a result of watching us.

As the saying goes, you can have anything you want, but you can't have everything. Only through the bad can you figure out what's good. I hope the good outweighs the bad, but I know you're bound to stumble. Always remember I'll be there to help you get back up.




  1. so sweet. Your future children will be very lucky :)

  2. This is so sweet!

    AHh D.C. there's wayy to much to see. You'll be in Arlington so you have to go across the bridge and see the National Mall and all the monuments, obviously. My favorite place is Georgetown, a little 15-20 minute drive. There's great shopping and it's just so cute. I have a "washington dc" tag on my most recent post maybe that'll give you some ideas! I'm drawing a blank as to anything else! (: