Dear Baby Girl...

"When I'm in my sweet daughter's eyes
My heart is now ruined for the rest of all time
There's no part of it left to give.
There's no part of it left to give."

The Avett Brothers, "Father's First Spring"

 “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives Me, and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me.” - Mark 9:37

We decided 10 years ago that we were ready to meet you.  We’ve waited patiently… and impatiently… and now there are only about 5 weeks left until we see your beautiful face.

The mixture of joy, love, trepidation, and anticipation is overwhelming at times. Our hearts are going to burst. 

We can only pray we do right by you, our beautiful precious child.

We have most of the “stuff” we think we will need to keep you healthy, safe and loved. 

We are beginning to prepare a library to help you learn, grow and expand your knowledge of this vast and incredible world.

We have amazing friends and family who are waiting for your arrival as well, and excited to meet you and be a part of your life.

Daddy showing off one of many wonderful books friends and family bought just for you!

Daddy showing off one of many wonderful books friends and family bought just for you!

We have two puppy dogs that will want to snuggle with you and lick your face.

But most importantly we have love… a love in our heart that’s been there for such a long time, so long we don’t remember anymore what it’s like to live without it. It’s a longing love, one that will not be fulfilled until we hold you in our arms for the first time.

We are still in awe that this is happening. We have been blown away by the miraculous and made speechless by the wonder of God’s plan. We have a renewed hope, one we desire to pass on to you.

We are so honored to be your parents and to be the one’s designated to you, to love you, protect you, and teach you, through the good and the bad. We are so excited to be there right alongside you, as you begin your journey into the world, and set forth on the walk that we all have to go through, to become our own person, the person God desires us to be. 

It’s almost time now to start this adventure. Let’s do this! Let’s do this together…

If you are a parent, what emotions were you feeling right before you were about to meet your child for the first time?