A Letter to My Unborn Daughter

My most precious gift Kaylynn,

I want you to know, first and foremost, that you are loved more than words can describe already. I have wanted to be a mother for as long as I can remember, and now that I have been given the opportunity to carry you just under my own heart, I could not be more ecstatic about your arrival. Just feeling you kick and wiggle around in my tummy is quite possibly the most humbling and heart-warming thing I could have ever asked for. You have brought me so much joy already that I can’t wait much longer for the moment that I will be able to hold you in my arms for the first time, peer down into your little eyes, and kiss you on your forehead. There are so many different things I can’t wait to show you and teach you. Just a few things I would like to touch upon are not only loving others, but loving yourself, reading to your hearts content, taking pictures of every little thing, living in the moment, laughing until your tummy is sore, and just fully living your life to the best of your ability.

  • It is so important to do things for others. I can’t emphasize enough how gratifying it is to do something for someone out of the kindness of your heart. It is also very important to treat others with kindness and respect, because as the old saying goes, we do not know what battles they are fighting in their own lives. With that being said, I want you to know just how important it is to also love and respect yourself. Even though I will always be one of your biggest fans, (Daddy too, because I know that from the moment he lays his eyes on you, you will know just what it is to be loved by one of the sweetest, most funny men in your life), you alone can either be your biggest motivator or your harshest critic. You are beautiful. You will always be beautiful. A love and appreciation for yourself will shine out of you and make you even more beautiful. It is so easy for many little girls, even grown women, to fall into what society says we should look like, how we should dress, how we should talk/act. Let me just tell you now, it is all completely false. As the wonderful book and movie “The Help” stated, “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” We will have to watch that one together when you are old enough. You will love it.
  • Reading. This is one of my favorite topics. It seems that as technology advances, the day and age of reading is falling by the wayside. I can’t emphasize enough how gratifying it is to educate yourself, to read, and to fully submerse yourself in a good book. I have always been very fond of reading because it takes you to a whole new place, your own little escape from the stresses of reality, if only for 50 pages at a time. Your daddy just purchased The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas to read to you (in my tummy) each night until you are born. We plan on reading to you and with you when you’re a little girl because it is something that our parents, grandparents, and loved ones did with us.
  • Another topic quite dear to my heart is taking photographs. Some of my most fond memories were caught on camera, and now, after so many years, I could not be more appreciative that they were. I know I’m going to be that mom that will take a thousand and one pictures, but I firmly believe that even though our memories will fade as we get older, I will always have little pictures of our family to hold onto.
  • Your daddy and I both are quite the silly pair, and we want to raise you in a home and family full of joy and laughter. I will never underestimate just how powerful laughter can be. It can brighten some of the darkest days. There is a time and place for being serious, but I want you to know that you do not have to take everything in life so seriously. Sometimes it is better to take things with a grain of salt and let petty problems roll right off your back. So my advice to you is laugh as hard as you can, make others laugh, and just enjoy the moment. Life is so wonderful and precious, and there are so many great things to be seen, heard, tasted, and even felt.

With all that being said, I am so excited for your arrival so you, your daddy, and I can take on the world together. You are loved more than you can possibly imagine already, and we are all so excited to finally meet you. You are going to do great things in your life Kaylynn, and I want you to know that we are always going to be here right by your side.

As your daddy and I say to one another, we will love you forever and always.
xoxo Mommy

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