My child arrived just the other day… and now five years have come and gone. All of the things we have done have happened in what seems like a few moments of time. You have been everything I have hoped you would be to me and our family, plus a whole lot more.
With your 5th birthday now in the rears, I thought it would be a good idea for me to go back to the beginning. I want to share with you the things I wrote to you before you were born. Jett, I also wanted to take a moment to thank you for being my son. I am proud to be your dad.
Before Jett was born, I started writing notes to him. The following figures contain the short notes I wrote to him before he was born on 9/1/11.
Figure 1 shows the dates each message was written, starting on 6/1/11, or three months before he was born. The notes were sent to his Gmail account that I created in anticipation of his arrival. I even created a Twitter account for him 44 days before he was born! This conclusively validates the true nature of my dorkiness.
June 1, 2011 (92 days before birth)
June 9, 2011 (84 days before birth)
July 19, 2011 (44 days before birth)
July 22, 2011 (41 days before birth)
August 2, 2011 (30 days before birth)
August 10, 2011 (22 days before birth)
August 12, 2011 (20 days before birth)
August 18, 2011 (14 days before birth)
August 22, 2011 (10 days before birth)
August 30, 2011 (2 days before birth)
September 1, 2011 (Your birthday)
September 4, 2011 (3 days old)
September 7, 2011 (6 days old)
Jett At 5 Years Old
As a way of celebrating your beautiful impact on our lives, I offer a selection of pictures of you from the past month. You can see how much love and fun you have added to our lives!
Dad (9/26/16) – You are now 5 years old and 26 days, or 1,852 days old.