I want you to know that you were longed for. You were prayed for and still are. You are a gift from our God! We are excited for you to be a part of this Mathis family. We cannot wait to hold you in our arms. You are precious to us and always will be. You are MY son, MY boy, and MY baby!
I do not know why God chose me to be your mom, but I am so thankful and grateful that He did. I get to teach you things that He has taught me. I get the blessed opportunity to teach you about God’s grace and mercy, His Son, Jesus’ death and resurrection, and how He has saved me, your Dad, and can do the same for you. Your Dad and I pray daily that you recognize that you are a sinner early in life, realize your need for a Lord and Savior, and repent and believe as soon as you can understand all of these things.
You are now 22 weeks old and as I type this letter you are moving around inside of me. According to my BabyCenter app, you are the size of a spaghetti squash and 11 inches long. You are active most of the time, especially in the evenings and nights. I can tell you are getting stronger and stronger every day. Your Dad finally got to feel you kick/punch yesterday morning. He had been trying for a while to feel you and you would stop moving every time he tried to feel you. But thankfully we remedied that!
You were exactly 1 pound yesterday during our ultrasound. You were laying sideways with your face downward. We have yet to get a good view of your face because of how you lay down and always have your fists near your face. You look like your ready to fight someone all the time. And by how hard you punch and kick inside me, I say you would win any fight you were in!
Your Dad and I will continue to pray for you and long for the day of your arrival. During the mean time we hope to find a new town/city and a home to raise you in. There are many exciting days ahead of the Mathis family in the coming weeks and months but YOU, my son, are what/who we are looking the most forward to meeting and being with.
With all my love,