It seems that just yesterday Ben and I were kids. Armed with imaginations and loads of love, we made the most amazing memories. Our parents, family and friends devoted their time, abundance, energy, and love towards our happiness.
Just thinking about this new addition to our family brings tears to my eyes. I'm not a mother, so I don't profess to know how this little person is going to change all of our hearts. What I can speak to is my gratitude. I've been wanting to write my new niece a love letter, so here it goes...
Dear Sweet Girl,
Do you even know how much you are loved? I remember the day your parents came to share their exciting news. It was a Saturday during the holiday season and they stopped by to deliver cookies. They arrived at my apartment, handed me their Christmas card and as I glanced down, I noticed it was signed; Love, Ben, Katie and Baby. That was the instant I knew I loved you! I can still feel that flutter in my heart as I think of you. Tears of joy streamed down my face as your dad offered me tissues out of the empty Tupperware cookie container.
Over the last 8 months I've noticed life in such a sweet way. Waiting for your arrival has been such a thoughtful process. I find myself talking to you, praying for your safe and joyful arrival. I pray for your parents to have all that they need to welcome you into this world. You have two furry kitty brothers that have been breaking in some of your toys and new accessories.
I know we haven't even met, but I just adore you!!! I can't wait to snuggle you, and shower you in love. (And by the way, I think I'm going to want to snuggle you the rest of your life.) I'm so excited to experience life through your eyes. You are full of possibility and magnificence. Remember that always. I wonder who you'll look like...will you have your dad's dark hair, or your mom's long blonde hair? Will you play sports or be a concert pianist? Will you be my Yoga buddy, or will you be a dancer? Will you like rainy days, or hot summer ones? There are so many wonders I have about you, but most importantly I hope you feel supported to become YOU...this most amazing spirit.
Whatever you decide to pursue in your life, I hope it makes you happy from the inside out. I hope your gorgeous mind is blessed by dazzling knowledge. I hope you always feel seen. May you wish on stars and believe in magic. It is my prayer that you know health and abundance. I pray that your gifts will be many. I hope your smile lights up the world. I hope you express your emotions. May your days be blessed with love. May you dance in fields of possibility. May you travel the world being delighted by new sites. May you gracefully move about this Earth. May you enjoy the whimsy of being a child. May you delight in your journey. May you be blessed with an abundance of love, and may life inspire you to grow towards this infinite force.
I feel so blessed by you...I know that you are going to be one of my greatest teachers. Until we meet, may you know that my heart is brimming with love and joy. Such anticipation for your arrival...such excitement to watch your precious life unfold.
I love you sweet baby girl!! Now and Always....
May You Sweetly Seek:)