Today, I have been thinking about what a joy and privilege it is to be a Mom. As you'll learn one day (when you're 30 ;-)), God created man and woman to pro-create but sometimes, life deals difficult hands to people and they aren't able to have children. Your Dad and I were super fortunate and blessed that having you came pretty easily. I had a great pregnancy and although our 24 hours of labor/induction etc ended in a c-section, we couldn't have been happier.
All of that to say, being a Mom is hard work. For us, getting here was the easy part but raising you to be a Godly man is a whole new ballgame! Your Dad and I don't want to just go with the flow of society and raise you like the world sees fit. We want to raise you in a home who loves the Lord. In a home where we go to church as a family. In a home where women (and men) are respected. In a home where joy and love are present. In a home where you are encouraged to learn more about Jesus and trust him as your Savior and Lord. In a home where you can feel safe. In a home where hard times draw us closer together not pull us apart.
You already have such a sweet spirit and your Dad and I know that is just a pure blessing from the Lord. You are funny always laughing when you give kisses or when you sneak up on us. You are loving and are always giving kisses and hugs. You are patient (most of the time). You are the extra joy of our hearts!
Mason, your Dad and I love you so much. And like I said, it's a privilege to be your Mom.