This was another letter I wrote for Ryan and placed in his makeshift mailbox in the hallway next to his ‘office’. It was the day before I was to make the trip to Ohio to pick up Optimus Prime.
Today’s Date: April 10, 2016
SUBJECT: A letter to my little man for his hallway mailbox – from Daddy
As you know, tomorrow (April 11th) we will begin a new journey as a family together. Tomorrow is the day I pick up our brand new truck with the hopes of soon converting it to look like Optimus Prime. This is probably going to be one of the most challenging builds of my entire life, and will no doubt test my strength and skill. It will keep me up late at night, and will keep me away from home a lot more than usual for the next few months while I attempt to get it done.
This is a very risky project for us to take on, and it has me nervous, excited, anxious, and scared. I don’t know how it’ll turn out. But I am not afraid to try for the chance at giving our family the best life possible.
Take this piece of advice as a lesson for your life: there will be times when life challenges you. There will be times when projects and dreams seem so far out of reach, they might as well be impossible. There will be times you doubt yourself and would rather take the easy way out or pursue a path that doesn’t intimidate you as much.
Optimus is very intimidating to me. It is scary. I have never done something like this before. But I am not afraid to try. And as you go along in life, YOU should never be afraid to try either. If you have an opportunity to make your dreams come true, go for it. Even if it means going down a path that no one else has dared to walk.
You can do anything you want to in life Ryan. Never let fear stand in your way. Live your life, and leave behind a Footprint that YOUR kids will one day be proud of.
I’m excited to bring the new truck home and can’t wait to see your reaction as I pull in. Everything I do, I do it for you and Mommy. Love you Ryan! -Daddy