As today marks the New Year in the Hindu calendar, I woke up with the thought that next year this time we will be celebrating this festive time of year with our new addition to the family. Already this year has felt different. Unlike prior years, this year we have been busy getting the house ready for the little one, cleaning and getting the baby room ready, shopping till we drop to ensure we have all the necessities, a lot of talking to the belly, rubbing of the belly (of course) from family members and most importantly hubbalicious and I anticipating…. The moment. The very second we get to meet Bam Bam. The closer we get, the more unreal it feels. We just can’t believe it.
I started this blog by originally writing a letter to the little one and realized very quickly that the joy in my heart is making me a big cry baby. I don’t think I’m ready for that yet. I can’t… I am just too grateful. But I did come across this poem and it says it all. It really does capture this exact moment. I had to share it.
Happy New Years to all of you, may this 2070 bring everyone happiness, peace, love and joy. Know that everything will come to you at the perfect time. It always works, it’s always a blessing. 🙂
A Love Letter To My Unborn Child
© Carlisa P. Branch
I write this letter to my unborn child from the depths of my soul.
You’ve entered my womb and made my life complete and whole.
I never thought I would be chosen for such an awesome task.
It is a greater blessing than what I ever could ask.
I can almost imagine you in my mind.
Beautiful, Happy, Bouncing, flashing a smile so kind.
Feeling you flutter is a sensation like no other.
It does wonders for the joy of this soon-to-be-mother!
You create a glow in me I never knew I would see.
It is true happiness that sets me on cloud nine manifested deep inside of me!
You’re my baby, my child, my heart, and my wonder.
I pray we create a bond that no one can put asunder.
You’re a designers’ original! A creation from the King!
I can hardly wait for you to enter the world and see the joy you bring.
Sweet baby of mine, you’re a magnificent gift from above.
Living proof of how your father and I have shared our love.
I hope you have your fathers’ eyes
Then you will go into the world able to look at all things wise.
I hope you inherit my ability to plan.
With that you will be able to face all things in life as a strong woman or man.
I hope you receive from your father his selfless ways.
For this the Heavenly Father will bless you, as he did him, all of your days.
I hope you learn from me, spirit and let no one take it.
Believe me you will need it in life, and many will try to break it.
But with that spirit you must have your father’s center.
With that you will be cautious of any door you enter.
I want you to have my curiosity.
There’s nothing wrong with questions you may blurt!
But receive your fathers’ discernment,
so you’ll know when to let go before getting hurt.
Have my big heart; know what emotions are and how to be real.
Share your fathers’ strength so you can handle what you feel.
Share my sense of humor! Laugh a lot it helps you through life.
Share your fathers’ sense of duty. Know how to be serious and take strife.
I’m emotional so I tell you its okay to blubber once and a while like your Mom.
But learn to develop what your father has; an excellent sense of calm.
But most of all the things I wish for your father and I to share.
I wish we teach you to love, respect, strength of mind, and to care.
These are my feelings, wishes and hopes for you.
You make my heart and soul sing!
I welcome you to the world and thank you for the joy,
my little queen or king.