Letter to my Newborn Daughter

Dear Sweetheart,

We've reached a new milestone together. Before you even entered this world, you were loved unconditionally and cherished. Your mother and I prayed for you and now here you are, beautiful, healthy, and full of energy. An imagination of life has now become reality, and the feelings have increased tenfold as you lay here in our arms. You were born 7 pounds, 12 oz, measuring at 19.75 inches. Your mommy was an absolute champ and birthed you naturally, free of any chemicals to your little body. We're so thankful to see you healthy and equipped with all 10 fingers, and all 10 toes. Your hair is much thicker and fuller than we anticipated (you can thank your daddy for those nice hair genes). You smell like sweet cream, and your skin is softer than a fresh rolled mochi ball. You lay peacefully with your hand barely larger than my thumb on your chin without a worry in the world. 

When we first heard we were having a girl, we were overjoyed, curious, slightly nervous, and emotional for your future. We started decorating your room in pink and gold, filled all the cubbies with cute little clothes, and hung bible verses on the wall. We wanted to create the perfect environment for you to grow up in a clean, creative, and safe place. 

Your mother and I are going into this new chapter in life with God's favor, trust, and confidence. We are especially excited to see your God-given gifts unravel as you grow older each and everyday, teach you new things, challenge you, help you dream big, and see you live them out without fear.   

Remember these things everyday: 

  • Put God first. 
  • Our love for you is unconditional. 
  • Keep family close. Family will always be there for you.
  • You never have to feel alone. 
  • Time is precious. Spend it wisely. 
  • Surround yourself with good people. 
  • Follow your passions.
  • Don't be afraid to fail. At least then you will never wonder what if.
  • Prayer has healing powers. 

Your mother and I promise to take care of you, protect you, not give up on you and most importantly be present in your life.

Love, Mom and Dad.