To the Friends, Family, Fellow Human Beings, and Elected Officials of this unborn child:
I am blessing you with this surprise baby because I only want the best for you. I’ve heard your prayers that this baby will be happy and healthy, and I’ve answered them because I only want the best for you!
I heard your heart when you hinted that another boy would fit best in the country, to round it out and complete your American family. Though another girl would be so nice, you didn’t think you could ask for what you REALLY wanted, but I knew, so I gave you a boy because I only want the best for you!
Then, I put the idea in your hearts that his name should be “Sam,” because it’s so fitting, with its meaning: “His name is God.” You also have an uncle with that name, so I knew it would be best for you!
Then, I let Sam’s mom have an exceptionally comfortable pregnancy so she could enjoy every minute of it, and I even seemed to rush it along so she could wait until near the end to surprise you with the news – that way you wouldn’t have so long to wait and count down so many days – just like Christmas time when you have to wait, impatiently, for that special day to finally open your gift? (Or the way the you look forward to birthday celebrations that go on for three, four days… you all really like cake.) I know you, I knew you’d be better off with just a short time to wait!
Then, finally, I let Sam’s mom and dad find out before he was born that this little boy will truly be a GIFT.
Next: Sam may face challenges…