Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hi baby!

Dear baby,

Up to this point I was afraid to speak of you or to you, afraid that this is all just a dream. Your mama is ridden with anxiety, so afraid of losing you or causing you any kind of pain. For a long time, you were an incredible little secret, guarded by a few people who love you so much - your grateful parents, amazing grandparents and lovely aunties. By now, the news of your pending arrival have been greeted by kind and loving words by friends and acquaintances, and I can finally let go of the thought that keeping you a secret would keep you safe.

You should know that your parents are doing everything to learn how to properly care for you. Your mom and dad are studious folks who read books and attend prenatal classes so we can give you the best care in the world. You should see how well your daddy swaddles a baby!

You should also know how lucky you are to have the father you have. What a wonderful, caring, nurturing, funny dad. We both lucked out! I am looking forward to watching you interact. What shananigans you will pull on your poor mother! Although your dad will make sure you have a ton of fun, don't let that fool you. He wants to keep you safe and healthy. And he means business. He has also already picked out a very special school for you.

What you'll find out, little baby, is that education is very important in your family. You can rest assured that you will get the best education we are able to provide, and we will sacrifice everything to give you a chance to learn and grow and see the world. But most of all, we want you to be happy. We will do everything in our power to help you in your pursuits, no matter what your interests are (given that these interests are legal and safe, of course).

I can't even express what wonderful extended family you have. I could write books describing your family members' virtues. Instead, I will let you discover on your own these people who will surround you in your life. These are some amazing, hardworking, loving people, and I'm beyond happy they get to be a part of your life. You will have so much love and support.

I also want you to know that your mama will love you no matter who you are and what you become. You are perfect in my eyes - you can't do no wrong. Your happiness is my sole purpose in life. I can't wait to hold you, baby. I'm counting down the days.

Your baby book
Love, always and forever,

Your mama


Anonymous said...

Ah, heart be still - this is so wonderfully written Ena. I teared up reading it. <3 - Belma

beartifix said...

Awww, thank you, auntie Belma! Baby is so lucky to have you in his/her life.

B said...

What a sweet letter. I absolutely loved it. :)