February 2018



Well buddy, today is our big day! The day not only you, mommy, your sisters and I have been waiting for but I think everybody that is in the room with us right now has been waiting for as well.

First off, I just want to tell you that I love you. You always have and always be, not only my first child, but also more importantly my first son. I just want you to know that your soon to be baby brother will never ever change that between us.

Being your father means more than you could ever imagine. It taught me many life lessons that I might not have learned without you. You taught me how to be the best man I could be for you and your mom. You taught me patience in parenting, and most importantly you taught me what true love really means.

Your mother and I started raising you together when you were still a baby. You had just turned one when daddy met you and mommy, and at first, I was a little scared to be your daddy because I didn’t know if I would do a good job or not. I myself was still very young too. But with time everything worked out just how it was supposed to be.

As time went on you put a smile on my face every single day. Watching you grow into the big boy that you are today was not only due to the support that your mother and I provided you but many others here with us today. You have such a huge support system, and that is something very special I think you will appreciate even greater as the years go on.

Daddy is not very good at letters like these, but just know that I will always be here for you when you have questions that you need answered. Congratulations on becoming a Gilliland, I know you are very excited and so are we. We love you buddy.