To Our Dearest Daughter, Our Miracle, Our Angel:
Words cannot adequately describe how much we already love you. How eager we are to meet you. And how excited we are to finally hold you in our arms.
We have waited for this moment for a very long time. We have waited for you. Prayed for you. Cried for you. And fought tooth and nail for you. You are our miracle. The rainbow after many, many storms. And our shining moon, stars, and universe.
From the moment we first laid eyes on you, a tiny tadpole the size of a poppy seed just beginning to sprout, we have loved you immeasurably. And to hear your tiny little heart rapidly beating inside me truly made our hearts explode, never to be whole again without you. And those tiny little
punches love taps you've been giving mommy these past nine months? They're the most heartwarming of all. Because it's you. You are a part of us. All the best parts. And we just can't wait to go on this adventure with you and see who you are. Who you become.
We love you beyond measure and we promise we will do absolutely everything we can to make sure you are brought up surrounded by constant love in a home that feels warm and safe, teaches you about the world and makes sure you have a million reasons to smile every day.
We hope to give you a magical childhood, full of curiosity and wonderment. Full of happiness and love. A childhood where you learn to giggle at life and run circles around the doggies. Where you dance with your mama in the living room and hold hands with your daddy every chance you get. You only get to be a child once and we hope you bring us every one of your favorite books, smell every flower and point at every interesting object, learning along the way. We hope you don't try to grow up too fast. Life can move pretty quickly, but if you let us do the worrying for you, we will do everything we can to protect you and make sure you have every opportunity you could ever dream of. And we hope you dream big.
We hope your happy childhood laughter never fades. That you develop a good sense of humor about the world and are able to find the laughter in your life, and the ability to help others find it in theirs. We can't wait to make you giggle and we will forever want to hear that sweet laugh of yours echo throughout our halls.
We hope, like us, you have a curiosity about the world around you. A love of travel. And along the way, we hope you learn compassion for and tolerance of others. There are so many people in this world with different backgrounds, who come from different countries and cultures. And we hope you have a desire to learn about them and their lives and beliefs... and are wholeheartedly accepting of them.
And we hope you have confidence. Confidence in yourself, your abilities, and confidence in your sense of right and wrong. You can do anything you put your mind to and we will always be there for you to help you achieve your dreams and goals. To stand behind you. To hold you up. And to cheer you on.
We hope you can feel how much we love you, even in your dreams. We wish you a life full of love, laughter, joy and adventure.
We just can't wait to welcome you to this world, baby girl. Into our arms.
To us, you are everything.
Mom and Dad