Has it really been a year since you've come into our lives? It seems like yesterday we got the amazing news that Lorelai was going to be a big sister. Then came the news that I would have a son. I can't describe the pride I felt that day or how much that one little bit of news turned my life around.
I love having a little man that looks just like me crawling around the house, and I think often of who you're going to be. Are you going to be an astronaut, a football player (it better be for FSU), a doctor, or the next president? Only God knows so here's my promise to you. I promise to first and foremost point you to the most important thing in life, and that's a relationship with Jesus Christ. You see, without Him, everything else is pointless. I promise to show you how to treat a woman. Your mommy is the next most important thing to me. I promise to be there for you and your sister and support you through whatever path your life takes. I promise to teach you that you can be whoever you want to be, but you've got to work hard because no one is going to hand you anything. I promise to spend time with you because quality over quantity isn't good enough for you. I will give you quality and quantity when it comes to time.
I'm so excited to take you to get your first fishing pole and teach you how to ride a bike. I can't wait to teach you how to play the guitar and show you a love and respect for nature and the outdoors. You have no idea the fun we're going to have as you grow up.
Cooper, you have made our family complete. It's been so much fun watching you grow, and I can't wait for the years to come but I'm enjoying each and every day I have with you, your sister, and your mommy. I love you and I'm so proud of you.