Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Dear Babies

I've been wanting to write a letter to you for a while, but didn't quite know how to begin. The day of your arrival is getting ever closer, so I thought I would just start writing and hope what comes out makes sense.

Tidy and I have been waiting for you for years... 5 to be exact. We are so very thrilled that you are almost here. I don't think words can explain our feelings right now.

For the last nine months you have gone with me wherever I go. You come to work with me every day and keep me company as I sit in my meetings and at my desk. You bounce around in there, get hiccups and sometimes even kick me in the ribs, but I smile every time I feel you. This experience of growing you has been the most amazing experience I have had in my life. I have honestly loved every minute of it and am ever grateful for our ability to finally journey down this path. I still sometimes have to pinch myself that this is really real. While I can not wait to meet you both and learn who you are, I will miss having you with me every minute of the day.

Now, Tidy and I are eagerly anticipating you arrival. We have made improvements to our home, decorated your nursery, froze some food for those first few weeks and have talked endlessly to the Pog to help her understand how good of a big dog-sister she is going to be. We are ready for you to arrive (well, if you could just wait until after Friday, that would be perfect. It's 8th grade graduation at Tidy's school and he would like be there for that event... but any time after that is just fine).

I hope that as we learn how to be a family together, we are good parents to you both. We aren't going to be perfect at this and at times are a bit scared for all of the change that is to come, but we are waiting  with open arms to hold and comfort and guide you... and open hearts to love and listen to you... and open minds to learn from you.

Please know that at this moment, I want nothing more than to hear you make your first cries as you enter into this world, hold you both in my arms, look into your faces and know that you are finally our take home babies...

All my love,

Mom






6 comments:

RunningMama said...

Oh, god. I cried. I can't wait for you to hear them either!

LisaB said...

That is so beautiful! I love it!

Elizabeth McGrath said...

That is the sweetest thing I've ever read. I can't wait to see you & Tidy holding your babies.

Unknown said...

Reading this and seeing the words Mom is one of the most beautiful things I have ever read. So truly happy for you and Bar. xoxo

Unknown said...

Reading this and seeing the word Mom is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. So truly happy for you and Bar!

Unknown said...

Reading this and seeing the words Mom is one of the most beautiful things I have ever read. So truly happy for you and Bar. xoxo