Firstly, I want to thank you for choosing us. I firmly believe that babies choose their parents and I think you made the right decision in picking us. We will always have your back. We will always laugh with you and cry with you, hold you when you’re scared and cheer for you from the sidelines. I will fight for you as staunchly as any lioness has ever fought for her cub. I can promise you that, my girl. Your Papa looks at you with adoring eyes already, so I’m fairly sure he’ll be around your finger in no time…..I’ll keep my eye on that as you’ll exploit that if you’re anything like your mother.
I can also guarantee that life will not be boring with us. In fact, sometimes throughout your childhood you may wish we were more ‘normal’ but trust me, in time you’ll realise that slightly left of normal is a good place to be.
God willing, we have a long journey ahead together and you will probably not always like me, but try to remember that I have your best interests at heart and I’m acting as I think is best for you. If, for instance, I ground you when you’re 14 and you can’t go to the INXS concert and then Michael Hutchence were to die and you never, ever got a chance to experience them live, remember it’s for your own good. I’m speaking from experience……it may seem like the end of the world at the time, but, trust me, you’ll get over it.
I promise that we will have a lot of fun together, and we shall explore the world with a sense of wonder, until you decide that I’m the uncoolest person you know and you don’t want to be seen out in public with me. Naturally, I pray this will never be the case, but I will give you space, and accept it with grace, if it does. I’ll endeavour to never embarrass you in front of your friends, but I can’t make any real promises on that front. It’s kind of a right of passage thing…..
I’ve only really known you for two short weeks, but I can tell you that I’m completely head over heels in love with you and I can’t imagine how life was before you were in it. Your brother loved you from the minute he saw you, too. He was a little unsure about his place in the family for a couple of days but he still wanted to be near you, and touch you, and stroke your little, sweet smelling, downy head. Once he realised that there was enough cuddles for everyone, he decided that baby sister’s were pretty darned cool and although you don’t really do much at the moment, I’m inclined to agree.
Basically, welcome to the world, Baby Girl. Don’t ever forget that you are so loved by so many people, and the world is yours for the taking.
Spread your little wings and fly as high as you dare and I will try to always be there to catch you.
Lots of love,
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