Jill Duggar’s baby is already the apple of his daddy’s eye, if this letter from Derick Dillard tells us anything.
The young father revealed a letter to little Israel, born earlier this month, on the couple’s blog. It appears to have been written before the baby’s birth, but the sentiment is no less real: Dillard is head over heels for their little bundle of joy!
After sharing a special verse from the Bible — Isaiah 44:21-28 — Dillard wrote to his son, “I read these verses in my time with the Lord this morning, and I wanted to pen them specifically for you. Just as the Lord spoke of the nation of Israel, I pray He would accomplish in you. I pray that you, Israel, whom I already love more than anybody, except mom of course J, would turn to the Lord early in your life and glorify Him with all that is within you.
“Though we are still waiting on your physical birth, I want you to know that mom and I are already praying for your spiritual birth. The world has not met you yet, but the Lord our God already knows everything about you and who you will be. After all, He is forming you as we speak! How awesome is our God, the God of Israel! None shall prevail against Him!”
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“It is so neat to have felt you kicking, punching, and turning inside of mom for months now. Even if it doesn’t always feel the best for mom, I know the joy you bring makes it up for her. J
“I pray that you will continue to grow, in stature, in knowledge, and in wisdom, true wisdom, that is from the Lord. And know that I love you son and I always will, no matter what. I will say it again… I love you Israel! -Your daddy”
The proud papa also shared a super-cute new snap of the tiny tot on Instagram.