Gunyea Dena -
You're my first son. I am your first father. You have never had a man in your life looking after you. No one with a deep voice and big hands ever told you to love your mother, and kiss her each night before you go to bed. I am the first man that will show you how to take something apart, and put it back together. I am the first to fish with you and catch bullfrogs at the pond. I will be the first man to be consistent in your life, day in and day out. I will be the one to pick you up seven times, and then seven times again when you stumble in life. Like my father taught me, I will be the one who teaches you to look people in the eyes, and shake their hand with a firm grip in confidence. You are what I have been "imagining" for years. When I talked to my dad about being a father, you were that "someone" about whom we were figuratively talking. It is a joy to show you what life has to offer, and I pray that I may show you life to the fullest. I hope I am a man that you respect, and look up to.
I'll show you how to love your mother, and your God.
I love you each day we rise.