It was. This little board book of love is exactly what I had in mind:
"Welcome Will" is a mixture of text and pictures that covers Will's first few days in this world. I wrote it as a story that opens with his birthdate, weight, etc ("William was born on March 26, 2013 at 4:24 in the afternoon...". Once we cover the basics of his birth day, we move into the meat & potatoes - all of the thoughtful & loving words that people sent to us:
I used a mixture of texts, emails, handwritten notes, and Facebook messages. It was awesome reading through all of these old messages. Everyone was so sweet. I just want Will to know that friends & family all over were sending love and good thoughts his way. I want him to know how much he is loved.
Possibly this is how to raise an egomaniac.
I can't wait to read through this with Will and tell him all about everyone who loves him, near & far. The quality of the book is great - thick and beautifully printed. It took a while to dig up these messages and use Pint Sized Productions' online tool but it's totally worth it. I read through it myself about 20 times as soon as it arrived. I am so pleased. I am so relieved I didn't have any typos in there.
This is starting to sound like a sponsored post, which it isn't. I may try making a DIY board book at some point by Mod-Podging paper on top of an old board book, but for now this was an easy enough way to make this book of love for Will! Have a great weekend, everyone!