I already know he has your long, dark eyelashes
and the dimples that compress those precious cheeks are just like yours.
I already know he has the same notch missing from his right ear
and a length that hints at a tall frame just like yours.
But, I hope he takes after you.
I hope he inherits your subtle strength and quiet leadership.
I hope he possesses the same respect for women.
I hope he shares your love of coffee, the outdoors, and family.
I hope he has the same caring, sensitive spirit.
I hope he takes after you.
I already know he bares Your image
formed so perfectly and wonderfully in my womb.
I already know he is built for Your unique purpose
equipped with gifts and passions the likes of which only You could supply.
But, I hope he takes after You.
I hope he lives selflessly and sacrificially.
I hope he seeks out and serves the least.
I hope he pursues community and prioritizes relationship.
I hope he values vulnerability over comfort.
I hope he gives grace freely to himself and others.
I hope he loves abundantly.
I hope he takes after You.