The following is a letter that Neil wrote to our daughter when she was only 2 weeks old. I found this letter again after he had died. He had written it for her First Year book. It is the only personal letter that I have from him, to her. Neil was only 33 when he died and he dreamed of watching her grow up and start a life of her own. I am incredibly grateful that he took the time to write this letter so as she grows she can hear directly from his words how he truly thought the world of her.
I am reminded how important it is to take time to verbally appreciate those who hold special places in my heart. I pick up the phone, or write the letter I have been holding off on. Most importantly, when it comes to Alexis, to leave for her pieces of my heart and mind so she will never doubt how incredibly blessed we both were when she entered our lives.
Here is Neil’s letter about her birth.:
“I remember being so anxious to meet you. It was so hard to wait 9+ months for you to come…in the last 3 months I started to worry that I might lose Mom or you (Alexis) at childbirth. When I first saw you I was overcome with so much joy I was crying a sea of tears of joy and couldn’t find any words to say other than “Praise the Lord!” It’s only been 2 weeks with you here and I find myself flooded with gratitude that your here.
I love you…your Father. Neil.