Dear Baby

Dear baby,

Your arrival is imminent. I am getting messages every day from people who can’t wait to meet you; you’re very loved already (and very spoiled!) I can’t wait to see your face, to know what you look like, to feel your tiny breaths.

There are so many things I wish for you, without even knowing you yet. There are a thousand ways I dream I could change the world for you. There are a million ways I want to protect you.

I hope you will always grow up safe. Your home will forever be a place of warmth, of love, of security and of happiness; that I can promise. I will do all I can to be sure that the world provides you with the same courtesy, and that you grow up making the choices that will make this so.

I hope you will always be curious. Never take anything on face value, never accept that ‘that’s just the way things happen around here’. I hope you always reason to ask why, to challenge, to respect differences of mind and matter. I hope you look at the world around you and find the beauty amongst the chaos, the happy amongst the heartache, the joy amongst the every day. I hope you never stop learning.

I hope you will always feel your value. Never doubt that you belong here and that you will do great things, whether big or small. That your dreams matter, that you matter. I promise to always be your champion, to be there to raise you up when you can’t raise yourself. I promise to let you find yourself in this world, to support you and to guide you. You will always matter.

I hope you will always know how powerful you are. That you are a citizen of the world, that you already carry all the kindness, compassion and empathy you will ever need in your soul. That it is a neverending source, so long as you know how to tap into it. It will never run dry. People will try to convince you otherwise, but you are the one who will keep the stream flowing.

There are a thousand things I hope for you that I cannot guarantee, but there is one thing I know. You will be loved, unconditionally, for the rest of time; this, you will always know for sure.

I can’t wait to meet you little one. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us all.

Mama

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