To My Little Boy

Subject: To My Little Boy
From: Dad
Date: 9 Mar 2021

Dear Rome,

I want you to read this someday to understand exactly how I felt about you coming into my life. Lucky for you, I have a good bit of practice at being a dad at this point and I’d like to think I’m actually pretty good at it. I wouldn’t say that I’m fully prepared and I know life will change, but my nerves are at ease. You will be your own little person and I’m so excited to learn about your personality. I already love you more than you’ll ever know and I’m so ready for your arrival.
I’m not the only one that is excited for your arrival. You have so many others that already love you and can’t wait to meet you. Most importantly, your mommy is head over heels about you and she can’t wait to have you in her arms. Your mommy is a beautiful person who has a natural touch with kids. That’s how I know that you two will be close for life. You are a lucky little boy to have a mommy that will love you, care for you, and protect you like she will. Your mommy and I make the best team, which you will come to see. You’ll eventually see how important this is throughout your life when we accomplish things together.
You also have a big brother that is ready to meet you. He is already proud to be your brother and enjoys showing people the things that are yours. He calls you “brother Rome,” and will be very possessive of you and protect you like a big brother should. I am looking forward to observing from afar as he shows you the ropes and teaches you the things he knows. The two of you will only be around 3 years apart but you will think he is so wise as he shows you what he knows.
I am so excited to watch you grow by the day and figure out your place in this world. I can’t wait to show you the things that I love. My life goal is to make you a well-rounded person and let you try as many things as you would like. I’ll be your coach in all of the sports that you will play. I promise not to live my life through you and make them as fun as possible because that is all that really matters. I will have you experience hunting and fishing right by my side and hopefully you’ll like them as I do. It doesn’t have to be any of these things that I like, I will be there to love and support you in anything you want to do in life.
All that I really want is for you to be a good person. I know that you’ll be gentle, kind, smart, athletic, handsome, and so many other special things. I will be here for you no matter what and I will always be your biggest supporter. Just know that you can come to me for anything in life and I’ll do whatever I can to help you. You will be here before we know it and I can’t wait to meet you. I already love you so much little boy.