So if you ask Daddy what Sutherlynn Grace will be made of, he'll say gunpowder and lead. If you ask Mommy, she'll say pink, pearls, and pierced ears... and bloomers... and bows... and bracelets. Haha! Secretly though, I hope she will be a solid mix of everything. An independent girl who will be herself, and love everyone for their own unique qualities. If there was one thing Matt and I could go back in time and do, we would befriend everyone and pretend that "cliques" didn't exist.
I want her to read and love books, because it sparks the imagination, and provides a free language education. I want her to ride with the boys because it will teach her that its okay to get dirty and skin your knee every once in a while. Everything else will be up to her.
I pray to God that Matt and I will be good providers for her, and that we can give her everything we never had, and everything that she will ever need. That goes with being said that I don't want to give her more than she needs, because you can easily lose sight of who you really are, and where you really came from. I am a firm believer in tough love, or a gentle kiss, but not an extreme of one or the other. I want her to know, and love God. I want her to know inspiration and all the great leaders of our past. I want her to aim for the highest, and shoot for the stars with everything she does. With a little bit of ambition, she can do anything she'll ever desire.
I want her to have Daddy's eyes and teeth and Mommy's hair and nose. But if she comes into this world the complete opposite, we will love her just the same, even if her hair really is bright red like Matt's little brother. I can't wait to see how her personality will develop, and who she grows to be. I can't wait to meet her, and I hope she comes out slinging guns and wearing ribbons and pearls.