This has been quite the road you and I have been on together.
40 weeks! I remember the morning I found out you were you… that was one of the most magical mornings. A mixture of disbelief, gratitude, and joy. God gave you to me? I get to be your Mommy?
Since then, it has been an adventure. I’ve learned more about myself, your Daddy, and God’s love in the last nine months than I could have ever predicted. I’ve learned about unconditional love. I’ve learned that there is freedom in being dependent on others. I’ve learned that I can love someone that I’ve never met before.
I love you, Baby Girl.
I want to show you someone… someone that means the world to me. My best friend. This is your Daddy.
He loves you more than I can explain with words. He has loved you from the minute I told him all about you.
Your Dad is kind and patient. He loves Jesus and loves you and I… who he calls “his girls”.
Your Dad likes to play sports and the guitar; both of which he is hoping you love too. He goes out of his way to check in on people. He teaches me so many things without realizing it and I can’t wait to see all of the things he’ll teach you. Your Dad has been practicing all the things that daddies need to know how to do because he wants to be ready for you. He is going to be the best Daddy in the whole world. I can’t wait for you to meet him.
To say we are excited for you to get here is a bit of an understatement. We’ve spent so many days and nights talking about what it’s going to be like when you are born. Are you going to cry right away? Will you have lots of hair or no hair at all? What color eyes will you have? Will you love to sing and dance? What will your laugh sound like?
There are also some fears… Can we do this? Will you like us? I know that it won’t always be easy. We’ll make a lot of mistakes. There are going to be things we say that we shouldn’t have said and things we do that we could have done differently. I think that’s part of being human. I can promise you this, though… we’re going to try our best.
We’re going to love you as big as we can. You are our little girl and God gave you to us… something we will never take for granted.
I hope one day you grow up to learn how much you are loved. Not just by Mommy and Daddy, but by Jesus too. God loves you so much that He gave His son for you, so that you can be with Him forever. When we understand that, we learn how to love others. I hope your heart for those around you is so big that you can’t help but radiate it. I can’t wait to see what you do with this big world. I can’t wait to see who you become.
In so many ways, this adventure has already started, but in so many others I feel like it is just beginning. Soon you’ll be here and we get to meet in person. What a beautiful day that will be!
I love you, Baby Girl.