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My Dearest Collin
I was just up holding you, Collin.  You awoke for some reason after we put you to bed, and I decided to be the one to go see what was the matter.

As I picked up your stiff body, muscles taught by some uknown fear, I sensed a connection between you and I which I haven't felt before.

You put your little head on my shoulder and continued to rid yourself of whatever was stressing you, and as you did, I must say the connection I felt grew.

It grew until flashes of some future point came into my mind.  Flashes of you as a wonderful young man.  A powerful young man.  A handsome young man accomplishing some goal you set your mind to.  I looked up at you in admiration as we embraced and shared happiness as well as a special bond between father and son.  You and me, Collin.

I don't know why you chose us to be your parents.  More specifically, I don't know why you chose me as a father, but right now - you being alive a mere 17 months,  I sense greatness in you.  I sense your fiery determination to set out on life to improve upon it and everything around you.  Indeed, Collin, I sense greatness in you.

May you always know that your father felt this way, on this day, while cradling your little body - trying to soothe whatever ailment held you.

Thank you for coming to our family.

Dad