..oh, our sweet baby boy..
we’re anxiously awaiting your arrival and i’m praising God for each and every day you are safely inside my belly…so keep on staying comfy in there.. you have pleeenty of time. you’re already showing how easily you’ll transition into our perfectly imperfect family and have made me appreciate what a normal + healthy pregnancy feels like.
i’m dreaming of your sweet little toes, those precious little cheeks and who’s little nose you will take after. the snuggles. the smell of your little head, and those beautiful eyes i can’t wait to gaze into.
all the lovies i will steal, the giggles your daddy will bring and how your big sisters will probably kiss every inch of your being and tickle your tummy, in awe of how perfect God created you. a baby brother. so perfect for us.
there are so many things i am sure of, and yet so much uncertainty that still lies ahead.
one thing has remained the same since the very beginning… your name.
.miller lee cline.
three of the most important names for three of the most influential men in my life.
named after my grandparents, this name holds more wisdom than i could ever put into words. our poppa, kenneth miller, is someone that you’ll be proud to be named after. the wisest man i think i have ever known and loved by more people than you could ever imagine. he’s dedicated, loves the Lord and passionate about life and his family. he married into our family but will forever be my poppa and and one of the most amazing men in my life. i’ll never forget telling him your name before he went into surgery for his cancer to be removed and there were many tears when we got the news he’d still be here to meet you come june. if there’s one thing i hope you will get from him, it’s his wisdom.
the second most important man in my life, the one who raised me and walked me down the aisle, my daddy. you’ll share this middle name with some others in our family and for good reason.. it is respected. i was pretty doubtful we would ever be using this one and had actually talked about changing the spelling to use it for another girl. there was a time we weren’t sure if we would ever get to actually be parents…let alone twin girls. and then again for a baby boy?! the best name we could have ever decided on… and we chose your grandpa…and your great-grandpa. you’ll learn so much from this man… but if i had to choose one thing, i hope you’ll learn to be a hard worker.
this one is easy….but it deserves so much more explanation because it comes from the man who is number one in my life… your daddy. it seems simple, but there are many things you need to know about this name. you will be proud to be a ‘cline’ and you’ll wear it boldly someday on the back of your uniform.
strength. selflessness. optimism. dedication. humor.
when your daddy had a choice, he chose you. we chose you. we wanted you and we will forever love you. there’s honor in a name that has some of the strongest men i’ve ever met. the most loving + faithful men. who choose their family above all else and love with their whole hearts. who work from when the sun comes up until it goes back down to provide for their families. you will learn so much from watching your daddy, uncle, pappaw’s and hearing the stories of the one’s who are watching over you in heaven. you will be proud to be a ‘cline’ and if i was naive enough to think you’d only learn one thing from your daddy, i hope you would learn to love the Lord with all of your heart and to seek to know Him more deeply.
miller lee, you are more loved than you could ever possibly know.
i’ve said your name thousands of times already but there’s something about making it known that makes it more real. i’ll keep dreaming of those sweet cheeks and you keep hanging tight in there. these big sister’s send all their love.