Anything like Me

So I am sure some of you have heard Brad Paisley’s song “Anything like me” and this is what I wrote after hearing the song the other day while driving to work.

Kevin and I will be welcoming a boy come this December and are so excited to meet him. Enjoy my letter to my lil guy!

Dear Graeme,

So I was listening to this song by Brad Paisley the other day and it made me think of all the things I want for you to be able to do and experience. I began to wonder what you would be like and who you would take after. Brad Paisley sings the song titled “Anything Like Me” discussing how if he is like his daddy all the things he will do and it made me think of all the things you will be a part of in your life.

You will get to be a part of 2 amazing families with Aunts and Uncles who love you so very much, 2 sets of Grandparents that are bound to give you whatever you want and a whole slew of extended family that will cuddle you and protect you whenever you need it. You will get to experience a close group of friends from your father’s childhood with which he still hangs out with. You will get to have an automatic built in friend network since all of our friends that we hang out with our having children as well.

I often think of the traits you will inherit from us and hope you have the following, eyes like your daddy, hair like your mom, your dad’s cute little nose and a whole slew of things that I can pick out physically and say oh that is so your father’s face. I imagine you will surprise us all and look like a combination of my brothers and your dad, both of which are very handsome so you have no need to worry.

I think of the things you will experience by being a part of our lives such as showing cattle through 4-H and FFA. Things your dad can teach you about like hunting and clipping a Grand Champion Steer.  Your uncle Tanner will teach you how to properly throw a baseball and your uncle Brian will probably teach you how to properly give a speech. Your uncle Casey will educate you in the proper way to judge a steer and your uncle Jeff will show you how to enjoy a good book!  All necessary things in what I imagine your life will be like. Will you be smart like your dad and be interested in law or travel some unknown career path that is uniquely yours. Either way, I am ready for that and so much more.

I can’t wait till you are here and we can cuddle you close and tell you how happy we are to have you in our lives. If you are anything like your dad, you will have an eclectic taste in music ranging from country to opera, you will be friends with everyone you meet; you will be hardest on yourself and expect so much more from yourself than is reasonable. You will be funny and kind. You will be all these things because of the people with who you choose to surround yourself with and I can’t wait for those days.

For now you are content to ride along with your mom for the next several months and grow inside so that when you finally enter this world we can share you with all those we hold dear. So for now this is what I hope for you at the ripe old age of 21 weeks.



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