If I could write you a letter for you to understand, this is what it would say…
In a few short weeks, our lives will change dramatically. Mommy and Daddy are having a baby and you are going to become a big brother.
Being a big brother is a big responsibility, but you won’t understand this for a while. You will have little eyes looking up to you and watching your every move. Your little sister is going to admire you, adore you and want to be like you. You are going to have a lot of influence on her. There will be days that she annoys you, but I hope those are far outnumbered by the days you make each other laugh.
One day, you will only have each other, and I hope that you share an unbreakable bond to get you through life’s ups and downs.
As of now, you have only known what it is like to be an only child. You are the only grandchild on both sides of the family and everyone just adores you and loves you so much. You are the center of our world.
Life is going to change quite a bit. I want to give you all that I can, but know that I will fall short sometimes, as I am caring for your little sister. Know that I still love you more than all the stars in the sky and you are still my boy.
You will always be my firstborn, my sweet child. You taught me how to be a mom. I remember the moment you were born, and they put your warm, gooey body in my arms. In an instant, you had all of my heart.
Just because I am having another baby doesn’t mean I don’t love you. You are the reason, my son. It’s because of you and how much we love you that we wanted to experience this love again. We also wanted you to experience the love of a sibling and have a lifelong friend.
I am soaking in these last few days of just us. Sometimes, I lay by you and watch you sleep, wondering how I got so lucky. How in the world did I get chosen to be your momma?
There is no doubt in my mind that we were always meant to be. You, your dad and me. Soon, we will welcome another member to our family, and I know we will all agree that she is meant to be with us too.
I love you more than you will ever know.
Photo taken by the talented: Elle Anne Photography.