...that I am so, so glad he's a boy.
My mother's response was swift: "We wanted you the instant we knew of your existence."
My fears were assuaged, my heart was soothed, and I continued through life, confident in my parents' feelings for me.
I LOVE the fact that you are a boy.
When we only had five children and were wanting another, it wasn't because we were lamenting the absence of a second daughter. It's because God knew that He had planned YOU for us, and there was a hole in my heart until you filled it.
You are PERFECT for our family, and I am head-over-heels, crazy in love with you.
The honor of seeing you grow up into a mighty man overwhelms me when I consider the fact that God chose me to be your mom and watch you grow. I am so grateful that you are MY son; but what's more, I am so grateful that you are my SON.
If you ever doubt, please know deep in your heart that I am so, so, so, so, so, so glad you are a boy!!!!!! :)