Thursday, April 12, 2012

A letter to my little nugget

Dear Bryan,

It's hard to believe that you'll be here tomorrow.  It seems like I've been waiting for you for a very long time, but that I just found out about you yesterday.  How strange that time can move so quickly and crawl so slowly all at once.

There are so  many things I want to say to you, but you won't understand a word of it for a while.  First and foremost, I want to ask you to be patient with me and your Dad.  We have no idea what we are doing, how you will respond to the routines we want to establish, or where we are going to keep the bottles.  But rest assured,we will figure it out as quickly as we can!  Just know that everything we do, we are doing to make you the happiest little boy on Earth because we love you more than our words could ever express.

We are so excited to meet you and figure out whose nose you have, what color your eyes will be, if your hair will be curly (how could it not be?) and whether or not receding hairlines are inherited from fathers.  Will you have my sense of adventure (uh oh) or your dad's more conservative approach to exploration?  Unfortunately, I think you are doomed to stubbornness, but maybe characteristics your Dad and I have in common will also mean you will love hockey as much as we do.  I will let you choose your own team after I've taught you all about the Red Wings.  I'll let your Dad talk about the Stars too, just remember, ice isn't natural in Dallas.

Your Dad and I have so much love in our hearts and laundry list of things we want you to learn.  We want you to be unafraid of the unknown.  Be courageous enough to take chances realizing that not all of them will work out the way you had planned, but never forget that in our family, there is on such thing as failure, only lessons learned.

And Nugget, there is one more thing I want to give you when you are ready.  A long time from now.  My mom gave it to me because she knew it about me.  And I already know this about you.  "Promise me you'll always remember:  You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."  (said Christopher Robin to Pooh).  You'll learn who those guys are very soon.

We love you, Nugget.  See you tomorrow!

Mommy and Daddy


  1. Tears Jenna..beautiful. I cant wait for you to feel it. You will be in awe.

  2. What a beautiful tribute to the love you and Chris will share with Bryan. My eyes are filled with tears. I will only add, "Amen, and may it be so." My love and prayers are with you all tomorrow and always. An early Happy Birthday to Bryan!

  3. Welcome to the world, Bryan! Thinking healthy, happy thoughts for you both tomorrow.

  4. You need to stop making me cry! :)

    That was beautiful. You three are in this together, and you'll be the perfect team!

    All the best tomorrow! Love, Lisa

  5. As I sit here at your kitchen table, tears are running down my cheeks. Today is Bryan's birthday and Dad and I are so happy.

  6. Great, the people around me must think I am crazy...sitting here crying as I laugh while readIng.. How beautiful a blog. Bryan is one lucky little guy.

    Blessings and hugs from Texas.