Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Dear Alexa

Little girl, you aren't even born yet. I haven't seen your face, heard you laugh or felt your tiny hands in mine. But, I love you. Daddy loves you, too. 

 There are a few things about this world and the life you will have that I want you to know before you make your debut. 

1. I'm sorry in advance for all the things I mess up on. Just as you don't know how to speak or walk or hold your own head up, I don't really know how to be a mom. But, I am willing to push everything aside to be there for you and learn exactly what you need when you need it. I'll get things wrong. A lot. But I will never stop trying.

2. When you are old enough to start dating, I want you to look for a man who is just like daddy. You see, your father fixed me when I was broken. He picked up all the little pieces of my shattered heart and put them back together very, very carefully. He never rushed me or got upset with me because I had trust issues. He waited patiently for me to come to him. Your dad is a true gentleman. I hope you will watch how he treats me throughout your life and realize that you deserve the same treatment from your husband. 

3. The world we live in can be a scary place. There are some people who aren't very nice. There are some people who will say things about you to hurt you. But there are also very, very good people. People who will bend over backwards just to make you smile. Alexa, it may seem impossible to do at times, but try to avoid basing your happiness on other people. You have the power to decide how your day will go. It took me many years to learn this concept, but once I did, I was much, much happier with my life.

4. If there's only one thing you learn from me during your life, I hope that it's this: You are very loved. Even if I get upset with you, or even when I tell you no. I love you. I promise to do everything in my power to help you to understand how much.

We still have a few weeks left before you come out and greet us, but I want you to know that we will keep you safe. Everything is ready and waiting for you to come home. 

See you soon, little one.


1 comment:

  1. What a sweet post! You are going to be a wonderful Mom. How exciting! I like what you posted about the comment feed to not swear but to think of the puppies. i love it.


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