By the time you read this

BaileyBailey Donald.

By the time you read this you will have started to really grow into a man. This is my second letter to you. 2008 buddy, we finally got a computer (thanks mom,grandma) and this can be typed, printed and stuffed into your baby book until your mother shows it to your wife. I remember the first couple of days we had it. You wanted to go to every toy, candy website or anything else that had a WWW in front of it. I don’t remember what I wrote in the first letter, but I’m sure it was about how happy you made your mother and I. Nothings changed but your age. Your mother and I couldn’t be prouder. Your smile and giggle make everyone laugh. Your temper and tears show us how much like us you are. You and Uncle Josh are fishing buddies. You and your mother do all of the baking and yard work together, which you always seem to find a way to sneak over to the sandbox or snow-pile. And we do all the sports and run errands. You are three weeks from being eight years old, and every year seems to come and go faster. I need to start saving up for your motorcycle already!! By the time you get one they’ll be 20,000 dollars. I just want you to know how much you are loved by everyone. I will probably write you another one of these in a couple years. Don’t change anything except your underwear. At seven you would have laughed at that.

P.S. I love you more than a frozen peanut butter cup……………love dad


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12 Responses to By the time you read this

  1. Jason says:

    what a great looking grandson you have………..

  2. Joy says:

    Don’t I though???

  3. nikki says:

    I couldn’t be more proud of Bailey and have no doubt he will grow into a hardworking, compassinate, loving man. Just like his father. Nice post Jason.

  4. Joy says:

    You know Jason, I would have given anything if I’d had the opportunity to write things like this and tuck them in your baby books. I did try and write things in there and yours has more than Toby’s. You know what they say about the first, you have more time. If I could have done this, I would have kept an online journal and written every week. All the cute things you guys used to say and do. Just everyday things. Some of those were the best and sadly, they get forgotten. Or you want to say them to someone and it sounds so stupid like, man your getting senile!! Grandpa Froom was such a good story teller and I’m glad I listened to him. You are good too. Do this more for Bailey than every few years. Just keep a document open and save them. Like a little diary. I so strongly urge you to do it more often. He will love it when he’s older.

    This is such a wonderful post. I can’t tell you how much I love it. I also love the pic.

  5. candi says:

    How sweet Jason, You are raising a wonderful boy.

  6. Sue says:

    I think it’s a great idea to write to your child(ren). I think Bailey has a big heart just like you and I can see him writing to his kids someday. It’s amazing that it’s been almost 8 years!!! Where did the time go?

  7. Tosha says:

    I think its great to write things like this for your son. And very very sweet!

  8. Jane says:

    Jason, will you adopt me??? Your a regular mush bucket 🙂

    I can’t tell you how great I think it is that you would write this to your son. I’m sighing….

  9. Ali says:

    You know what Jason, I either want you to be my father or I want you to be my man. This is so wonderful and for your son to know you have feelings this deep, it’s such a great thing to teach him. Feelings matter. Nikki, you are so lucky to have a man that thinks of these kinds of things. Most men don’t. Some women don’t either. If you ever want to throw him aside, call me, I’ll take him.

  10. Jason says:

    ok ladies your making me blush. I just told Nicole she has competition. So open the bidding…………….thanx……………

  11. Joy says:

    Jason, you don’t blush….you know how great you are!!!!

  12. nikki says:

    Sorry Ali he’s ALL mine. I’m pretty lucky I found him 10 years ago before anyone else could nab him up. Seriously though…I know how lucky I am. He loves me and Bailey more than life itself. I couldn’t ask for a better life. For example all you have to do is look at Bailey and he smiles, if that doesn’t tell you he’s a happy little boy then… I tell Jason we’re like a puzzle, we fit perfectly together.

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