It’s not very long until we get to welcome you to our family – and we can’t wait for you to get here.
Armed with the latest research, info from every single mommy blog on the internet, and the stories and experiences of an army of friends and family, I’m ready for your arrival. But, I also know that I’ll make mistakes and forget so many things. So, before you get here, there are a few things I want you to know.
I want you to know that you are the answer to our prayers. You are so wanted and loved and cherished already.
With every little (and big!) movement you’ve made the last 9 months, I feel like I already know you. I can’t wait to see if those predictions are right. I think you’ll be active and strong and independent. I think you’ll have my toes and your dad’s dance moves. And this photographer mama hopes you aren’t as camera shy as you have been so far!
Tomorrow, we will check into the hospital to start inducing labor. That’s not how I planned your delivery would start – but a part of me kinda loves that it’s not going according to my plan. Just like the timing of this pregnancy was not at all according to my plan. I can confidently know that you are the result of God’s plan and His perfect timing.
As I start my journey as your mother, I know that He formed you, with great plans for your life. And my prayer is that you find that purpose, pursue that purpose, live that purpose. And I promise to do all I can to help you in that pursuit.
Your dad and I value your individuality so much – and can’t wait to see how your personality develops, what passions and hobbies you have, and how you’ll make your mark in this world. It’s such an amazing world we live in, and I hope you find your place in it.
Bear with us as we figure out this parenting thing. We want the very best for you. And while we will make mistakes along the way – I hope at the end of it, (in the words of my grandfather) you come away knowing who you are, whose you are, and that you are loved by your God, by us, and by a whole host of family members and friends.
See you so soon, Whitaker.