You are 9 now, but you will always be my baby girl.
You are my light, my solace and strength, and you’ve helped me without realising, just by being beautiful you.
Life is going to change sweet girl. It’s always been us 3, and I love our bond. I cherish it so much.
But my love is about to grow, and expand, and be all-encompassing… to also include your little sibling, very, very soon.
It’s oddly bittersweet. It won’t be just you and me having mummy-daughter days, but there will be a little one tagging along.
And as much as we wanted this for us, we also wanted this, for you.
Having a sibling that you can love, share with and depend on is one of the greatest riches in the world.
I want you to always remember…
I’ll always think fondly and with deep love about our one-on-ones.
Our coffee dates.
You and me reading side by side in peace.
You beating me in Nintendo, and me getting mock upset.
You letting me sleep-in on weekends (you’ll need to teach your sibling that one).
But trust me when I say this… things are about to get a WHOLE LOT BETTER.
More memories. 💞💞
Just please, never forget…
When Mama can’t help you, please be patient.
When Mama can’t be there for you, it’s because I can barely be there for myself.
When Mama says “next time,” know it is killing me.
When Mama cries, just know I am overwhelmed and tired.
And when Mama smiles and goos and laughs at baby, know that I used to do the same for you, and my heart holds as much love for you now as it ever did before.
I love you forever my sweet girl. Things will change, but trust me, it will be ok.
And that’s because I have you to help me through it.
Thank you for being my first. Our bond is like no other, and you’re about to create a new one with your sibling very soon.
I can’t wait.
Love grows, and grows, and grows. Our future is amazing, and it’s all because you are in it.