Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Letter to an Unborn Son

Posted by Christoph

This may seem really weird. I'm going for that post anyway. 

Dear Son,

I have some things on my heart that I want to tell you. This is what this letter is for.
I don't know your name, or what your face looks like.  

I hope that you will be healthy and safe.
Your mom and I will be waiting for you to arrive and we'll do everything we can to protect you. I'll be there to hear the sound of your first scream. I'll be there to rock you back to sleep. I'll be there for feeding and changing diapers, for your first steps, first words and first day of school. I want, from your first question on, to be the one you're seeking an answer from.

I hope that
...I can be the one to teach you about God, Jesus, life and how this whole grace-thing works. 
... it is from me that you learn to expect anything and everything from God and to live out your faith in real life at the same time.
...Even more so, I hope to mirror Christ to you in everything I do, so you see him, not me.
... I can give you an example for being a man.
... from me you will learn to pursue a woman and to keep pursuing her for the rest of your lives together (because that's what you see me doing for your mom every day).
...I'll be the one to teach you responsibility, generosity and compassion. 

My wish is that you'll love people unconditionally. That you'll walk in life unafraid. That you'll laugh and dance much. That you'll fight for justice! 
I'll pray that you'll experience that you were created and born with purpose.

I love you,