I know that you are too young to read this, but one day I want you to be able to read these words and be reminded of how much I love you.
I am so thankful on this Mother’s Day that you have made me a mother. I am thankful that you chose me and your daddy to be your parents. There is no greater call or responsibility, nor is there anything I’d rather be than your mommy.
Even before you were born, we couldn’t wait to meet you. We talked to you and read to you and imagined what you’d be like. I loved feeling you move in my belly and treasured having you safe inside me. We watched you grow and read about how you were changing every week. We counted down the months and days and hours until you’d be with us.
When you were born, we cried tears of joy. We held you gently and snuggled you close. We smothered you with kisses and watched you for hours on end.
In the 6 months since you were born (and even before that), you have changed our lives so much. I can’t even imagine what our life was like before you were in it and I want to share every moment with you now. I love watching you learn. I love watching you smile. I love hearing your laugh. I love hearing you talk. I treasure every snuggle, every sloppy kiss and can’t help but to think, “Wow, this is the best job in the world.”
I pray over you constantly, thanking the Lord for his protection and provision over your life. I ask him to teach you and guide you and to make you a man after his own heart. I pray for your future, that you would come to know him as Lord and Savior and that you would walk in his ways. I thank God for blessing us with your life and I praise him for every moment you’re with us. You are our greatest gift, our most prized possession, our most precious treasure.
On this Mother’s Day I want you to know more than anything how much your daddy and I love you. We can’t wait to watch you grow and learn and experience life. We will be there in the happy times to cheer you on and to celebrate with you; and we will be there in the sad times, to hold you, to comfort you and to wipe away your tears. We promise to love you the best we can through it all. Thank you for making us parents. We love you Jedidiah!