To my daughter,
Hi sweet girl! This is the first of many letters I hope to write to you, just like I’ve done for your big brother. We haven’t settled on your name yet but we’ll be meeting each other very soon! (You’re due in about a month!) Daddy and I decided that we’re going to wait until you’re born to see which name seems to fit you best. I hope you like it, whatever it turns out to be. I’m kind of liking the fact that you don’t have an official name yet anyway. You can still be anyone!
A couple months ago we saw you for the fourth and final time before you’re born. We couldn’t get a good view of your little face because you had your hands and feet covering it! We tried poking you and shifting you around but you didn’t budge a bit. Obviously you’re totally content in doing your own thing (something I’ve known about you for awhile now). But that’s okay; independence is a good thing. (Although I might regret saying that once you’ve hit toddlerhood.)
No matter who you are, we are so excited to get to know you! Jameson asks to feel you kick almost every day (“See baby kick?” he says) and he loves to blow raspberries directly onto my stomach. Sometimes it startles you but I think you’re mostly used to it by now. I can’t wait to see you and your big brother meet! It’s probably the thing I’m most excited for. I’m sure you know this already, but you are so blessed to have a brother like Jameson. He might get on your nerves now and then, and maybe sometimes he’ll have a hard time showing it…but I know he loves you so much. He is so sweet and thoughtful even at age two right now, and he is fiercely loyal to the people he trusts. It’s not easy to get into his inner circle but once you’re in, you’re in. Lucky for you, you’ll be born with an “in.” I promise I’ll do my best to make sure he learns to protect you and care for you and walk alongside you in the Lord. I always wanted an older brother and I’m so thankful that my little girl gets to have one of her own.
Daddy and I are praying for you daily, little one. We both wanted a daughter so much and we already feel so blessed to have you, even though we don’t quite know you yet. I can’t wait to see what you look like, figure out all your likes and dislikes, have conversations with you someday, and learn all about your wonderful personality. The responsibility of having a daughter weighs on me in a way that having a son never has. I’m praying God gives me the tools I need to raise you in a way that’s glorifying to Him. And I hope you can give me grace when I’m sure to mess things up. My heart and my intentions are always for you.
I love you so much, precious girl. You are beautiful and valued and cherished more than you know! See you soon, sweetheart.