Tomorrow morning. Your mom and I get to meet you finally tomorrow morning. Wow, Dwayne. This has been one crazy ride you’ve had us on. I know that it’s only going to get better…and crazier. I gotta be honest, this whole thing scares the ever-loving bejesus out of me. We’ve been waiting rather impatiently now for a while. Everyone is excited to see you. Your grandparents are so thrilled they can’t see straight. All your friends have been asking about you, and your Aunt Andie has even dedicated a whole website to you. You’d better be up for a big party tomorrow!
In case you don’t know, your mom and I have never done this before, so we’ll do the best we can, but it’s going to kind of be trial and error for the both of us for a while. I want you to get to experience this world fully. The world really is there for your taking. You just need to go out and grab it. Here are a few pieces of advice that I want to give to you before you make it into this world:
You can do anything you want to in this world with a lot of hard work and determination. Don’t let anyone tell you differently.
Keep an open mind, always. Everyone in this world comes from different perspectives.
Your mom and I will love you no matter what.
Life isn’t always easy, but it’s the only one you’ve got. Make the most of every day and keep a positive attitude.
Explore. Go and see and do.
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Don’t be afraid to get back up and try again when you do make them.
Never forget those that are close to you. Don’t take them for granted.
Life is going to throw you some scary moments, but don’t be too frightened to face them head on. You’ll be all that much stronger for doing it.
There’s lots more lessons to be learned, but we’ll work on those as we go, Dwayne. I really want you to go out and achieve whatever you’d like to do in this life. Your mom and I will do whatever we can to help you through it. We’re just so excited to meet you in the morning and see what you’re like. You’ve kept us waiting long enough and now it’s about time to meet you.
I thought this was appropriate for this post: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWcyIpul8OE