Monday, December 22, 2008

Dear Samuel

Dear Samuel,
In your 11 weeks of life I have noticed that you like light. You really like light. If we are in a room where there are bright lights your eyes are immediately drawn to them.

Today I was holding you when I went to get the mail. As we neared the door I stopped to let you look out the window in our front door.

I stood there for awhile because you were in awe. Your eyes seemed to soak in the brightness of the light and the reflection of the snow.

I whispered in your ear, "There's a whole world waiting out there for you my little man. You'll have years and years to explore it. But today, I'm keeping you inside with me."

The world is full of adventure Samuel. It is full of opportunities, dreams and goals. Someday I will encourage you to take your first steps and explore it all. And before I know it, you'll be heading out that front door every day to a world that will love you, hurt you, beckon you, reject you and ultimately you'll have to decide how much and how often you want to be a part of that world.

But not today. Today you are just my little man. And I'm keeping you home with me.

1 comment:

Susan Wynia said...

Hello Ryan and Stacy!
We received your card and news today!! How awesome - and what a handsome boy!! We are SO HAPPY for you!! Praise God!! May Samuel continue to bring you much joy. It is neat how you are sharing your pain and joy with others. You continue to be amazing servants of HIS!
Love to you and may God bless you all this Christmas!
Dan and Susan Wynia