10900221_739913492771878_2866956515267181698_o10847639_739913502771877_4458439189558965659_oTo My Precious Son,

  As I sit here feeling you move inside of me I am already overwhelmed with how much I love you. You are more precious to me than you will ever know. I can’t wait to hold you, kiss you, and love you. I can’t wait to watch Mercy love you. I really can’t wait to watch your Daddy love and teach you. There are so many people that already love you.  I want to tell you about a couple of them.

We have chosen a name for you. It is special and I pray you will see that.

Caden Price Joseph Wilhite

Your first name is after your Baba, Walter Price. Your Baba is a man that we pray you will be like. Everything in me prays and desires for you to love the Lord and His word like Baba. There is nothing greater to live for. I pray you will get to know him well. To see the example and reflection of Jesus that he is. You will see what his life and leadership have done through your aunts and uncles as well. I also pray you will be the kind of man that looks for a woman like Grammy. She is a woman that is a like a tether to Christ for everyone around her. I pray you wear the name Price well, and that through you, Jesus will be proclaimed to the next generation, like your Baba. We will have many years of talking about Baba.  All of it is wrapped up in your name.

Your middle name, Joseph, is after your Papa, Joseph Holder. Your Daddy also has this name. Your Papa is a very special man. He is one of the kindest men you will every know. I pray that your heart will be filled with this kindness. Papa also invests in the people in his life deeply. He is the one everyone looks to for encouragement, help, love, advice, and so much more. I pray you will intentionally love and serve those around you like Papa. One of the most special things about Papa is how much he has influenced your dad. It was Pap who told your dad to read the scripture passages that brought him to Christ. We will talk about Papa for your whole life as well. Both of your namesakes have proclaimed the Lord’s wondrous works to the next generation.

Even to you my sweet son (Ps. 78:6). I pray that you will rise up and tell your children as well. I love you more than you will ever know. Baba and Papa love you as well. I hope you will grow to see the depth and love in your name.

I love you,

Your Mama (Allyson)

I just gave birth to my second child, a son, Caden Price Joseph Wilhite.  I wrote this when my husband Shawn and I announced his name.  Our friend Hayley took the most wonderful family photos too!