Sunday, January 23, 2011

To My Sweet Baby Emmalee

As I'm not up for writing something brand new tonight, I've decided to share the letter I wrote to Emmalee for her baby book. 

To My Sweet Baby Emmalee,
I want you to know that before I even found out that you were in my belly you were wanted and loved, although I never could have imagined how beautiful, smart and amazing you would turn out to be.  And from the moment you were born it seems like each day my love for you grows and grows until it fills me from head to toe and I feel like I might just burst.  Sometimes while I’m feeding you, or giving you a bath, or watching you play, the feeling of wanting to wrap you up in a bubble and protect you from all the unpleasantness of the world is so intense that it takes my breath away.  You are the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to me, and I know that I would sacrifice absolutely anything to keep you happy and healthy.  You are everything I ever wanted in the world.
I love you in the morning when I walk into your room and you smile up at me from your crib as if I’ve made your whole day by coming in to get you.  I love you when you’re being silly and cracking yourself up by making a new sound or face.  You are so funny and you always make me laugh.  I love you when you’re eating, opening up your mouth for the next bite like a little baby bird.  I love you when you’re serious and I can tell you’re thinking hard about something new.  I love you when you’re cuddly, and I love you when you’re squirming to get free.  I love you when you listen to me read you stories.  I even love you at 3 o’clock in the morning when I’m rocking you back to sleep for the fourth time of the night.  You are so precious, and there isn’t anything in the world I wouldn’t do for you.
“I will always love you, no matter what may come.  I carried you inside myself; the two of us are one.”
Love Always and Forever,
(written on October 24, 2010 when you are 7 months old)

Emmalee, 7 Months Old

1 comment:

Ana said...

That is such a beautiful letter! Such a wonderful keepsake for her when she's older :)