This time last year I asked your mom to marry me. We'd just jumped out of a plane. We've since explored the country and set up a permanent base camp in Arizona. Though it's more than she'd probably like to disclose to the world, we're pretty confident you started your journey in Zion and we couldn't be happier.
I couldn't think of a better story than beginning our chapter with you during an adventure of our own -- scaling the heights of Angel's Landing and sleeping under the stars -- it just means you'll be entering this world with a bit of grit, an appreciation for the outdoors and a whopping dose of wanderlust (which is absolutely fitting, considering we're your folks). If it wasn't Zion, you might have happened in Tahoe, which is also awesome.
You're due in April and we can't wait to meet you.
I'm already learning so much from you. You're giving me more direction than any map ever could and I don't expect this spark will ever fade.
Your mom is happy too. She might be sick a lot but that doesn't mean she's not glowing.
You've got a great mom. Be nice to her.
Strong like pocket aces and whiskey on the rocks
Cool like coming autumn and wisdom in your walk
May you welcome friends like sunrise, loving through the tide and storm
knowing that you have a purpose from the day that you are born
True yourself when you may stray so you’ll roll long and straight
And do not waste the nights when you lay wide awake
Feed your mind with things of kindness, wander and of wonder
Set your heart ablaze with truth and never fear the thunder
You’ll become who you were born to be
Have the patience, see it through
And we’ll be there to guide you
’cause we’re on this journey, too
Seek the rooftops of the world
Test the depth within your soul
Chase your needs not the desires
And put out all your fires
Sometimes you’ll bend
You will not break
Have patience, see it through
You’ll learn to lead
and love to serve
Sometimes a wolf, always the pack
Stay brave and see it through.