I wrote this letter to Quinn 2 weeks before I had him with the intention of posting it the day he was born. I didn't feel that it was appropriate to post this before. But now I'd like to share this with my son.
You're not born yet, but sitting here imagining about all the things you will face in your life leaves me thinking about everything that I wish for you. Of course the biggest wish that I have for you is a happy and healthy life. But there is so much that goes into achieving that life. I wish you a gentle heart and spirit like your father. He is so good at seeing the best in people. I also hope that you are able to learn from him how to let people be who they are without judging them or trying to change them. Even if you think you know what's best for people they tend to find their own way in life. Everyone has value, even if we can't quite understand what it is. I wish you enough self confidence and determination to achieve what you want to in life, but enough humility to keep you grounded. I wish you just enough heartache and tough times to teach you to value life and how to live it well, but no more than that. I wish you a sense of responsibility, but not so much that you hurt yourself trying to do everything for everyone. I wish you a good head on your shoulders so that people are unable to take advantage of you and you can keep yourself safe. I hope that you are good with money, however, remember it is just money and don't let it get in the way of friendships. Be true to yourself. The biggest regrets that I have in life are not the things I didn't do, but the one's that I did against my character. I wish you strength to overcome all obstacles and endure hard times. Remember life is constantly changing. I wish you a love of traveling so you are able to truly understand the things happening in world. Finally, I wish you faith, in yourself and God, he will get you through things when nothing else will (how true that statement turned out to be). I hope you always know that your father and I love you very much and that you have always been wanted. We understand that you will make mistakes in life and we won't always see eye to eye on everything, but please understand you can always come and talk to us and we will listen. I love you so much and I can't wait to be a part of your life. I hope I can be a good mother for you.