Today is September 12, 2017 (Tuesday).
Dear Baby Lopez,
I saw your heartbeat for the first time today. You are 7 weeks and 3 days old. Your heart is beating at 138 beats per minute. It’s a good strong heart you have there. From the black and white screen that gave us a glimpse into your world, your heart pulsed brightly with white pixels clumped together that declared to us your life can change the world. It was the first time in my life, I got to see you. I will never forget it. Your heart pumped my heart full of dreams and goals. Your mother and I were given this enormous privilege of seeing you before the rest of the world gets to know your skill and talent and courage. Even the glimpse of you, made my heart swell with pride and joy and contentment. I quickly realized that your life was the greatest thing in my life that I have ever been a part of. Nothing, I mean nothing, is greater than the joy of knowing that I get to be your father. There are gifts that only God can give. I pray for you. I think about you. I want to be a good dad for you. I want to be a mentor and friend to you when you get older. I’m reading books now and studying how to be better with money so we can have everything in place before you get here. I want to fix anything in my character before we meet so I can make a good first impression. I will shave and wear some nice clothes too. I want to be presentable when you arrive and if you mess them up I won’t care. I just want to share life with you. God does some marvelous things and one of those things is you.
Love you Baby Lopez.
P.S. I was just kidding. You don’t have to call me “Mr. Lopez” you can call me “dad.”