Dear little one,
As I write these words, I still cannot believe that I’m a mother, and your mother at that! I always knew I wanted to be a mom at some point in my life, but tried not to rush it – I knew my time would come. Well, you blessed me with the best gift I could ever ask for.
Seeing your perfect face and full head of dark brown hair the first time you were placed into my arms was one of the most overwhelming, yet best moments of my life. See Olivia, little did you know at that moment you changed my life, our lives, forever. Our instant connection couldn’t have been more perfect. And I will remember it for all my days.
I have to admit I was scared of being pregnant, but you made all the nausea, all the new feelings and emotions worth it. As I reminisce on that time, I realize that you were sent to us by God as a missing piece to our Haines family puzzle. Carrying you for 9-months, watching you grow, it was an absolute privilege, and an experience I’ll always be grateful for.
So now as I look at your perfect bow lips and little nose, I can’t help but get tears in my eyes thinking about how you are forever mine. In the weeks you’ve been here with us, you’ve shown us that love can blossom to realms I didn’t even realize possible. As I sit with you in your nursery every night for feedings, I can’t help but feel so fortunate to be your mom. The memories we’ve already created and the ones to come, I will cherish them forever and ever.
As you continue to grow and further develop your perfect personality, sweet little one, I just want you to know how grateful I am for you and the opportunity to be your mama. Each day, I’m overwhelmed with happiness and gratefulness for my moments with you, no matter how tired I might be, becoming your mom has been a true gift.
I promise to do my best to raise you to be patient, brave, respectful and loving. And I cannot wait to see what sort of adventures you and your dad have together – little do you know right now, but he’s already an amazing girl dad, and will be your fiercest protector and cheerleader.
Olivia, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making me a mom, for making your dad and I parents. For making Sadie the perfect furry big sister (that I had no doubt, even before you arrived!). You are the center of our world, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. We love you so very much little one.
With all my heart,