My son...I can hardly say those words without my eyes filling up with tears
A boy...I've anticipated this moment for weeks, months, and years
We've been planning for your arrival, and praying for you too
Looking forward to your presence turning our pink house a bit more blue
All my life I've been surrounded by many strong women who care
Now all that love I've been blessed with I have a chance to share
Respect your mother and sisters, they love you more than you could know
They'll teach you, they'll encourage you, and they'll help you grow
I'll try to be an example of what it means to be a man
Do what it takes to show my love in whatever way I can
Please take my good traits but learn from my mistakes
Learn that a real man GIVES to others far more than he TAKES
A man should be a bold leader and stand for what is right
A man is humble and calm but knows when he must be firm and fight
Be honest and be kind; know that it's ok to cry.
Be curious about life; don't blindly follow but instead ask 'why?'
Your life has meaning and purpose; your life is in God's plan
You are meant to be right HERE right NOW and grow into a strong man
Words can't describe the feeling of seeing some of me in you
Please know your existence is meant to be and God's love for you is true
Caleb Preston Croxford
born Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 2:26am
8 lbs. 2 oz., 20 in.