THE ENDING EXCERPT OF A LETTER I WROTE AT DANIEL’S BIRTH: My precious son, today you have crowned your daddy’s life. I am drunk with ecstasy and tearful emotion because you are with me. I so look forward to sharing the cup of life with you. Together we shall learn of one another and time shall be our friend. Please know, my precious son, that I love you, I love you, I love you.
AN EXCERPT OF A LETTER WRITTEN JUST A FEW WEEKS BEFORE DANIEL LEFT HOME FOR COLLEGE: Here we are at the end of another road on the journey of life. The first 18 years of your life have brought Momma and me great, and at times, unspeakable joy. We’ve watched you grow from a cherub-like tender sapling – so full of an intriguing curiosity and a melodious, harmonic disposition in such accord with the rhythm of life to a strong, independent, and ambitious young man, yet still seasoned with that same grace of earnest thought that savors so much of life and finds value in people of every diversity.
We celebrate you today, son. As our only son, you have been to your mother and I sweetness, such that should ripen with time, like old wine. Our relationship, though the same as father and son, will be very different now in this new season of life and will continue to evolve with passing time. With college just a few weeks away your bed and table seat will soon be empty, but our hearts shall remain full of the memories past while anticipating those yet to come.
We look forward with increased anticipation in sharing the joys of future earthly days and seasons while keeping our eyes permanently fixed on the eternal ages to come. It is our joy to release you with our blessing. Go and conquer and be all our bountiful Father has called you to be.
IN OUR NEW FATHER-SON BOOK IS THE 18 YEAR JOURNEY BETWEEN THESE LETTERS. WE SHARE OUR JOURNEY IN ORDER TO ENRICH AND EMPOWER YOURS.