A letter to Baby Glen

Dear Baby G,

Carrying you inside my womb for the past 8 months has been such a privilege and a total pleasure. I really am being honest when I say that you’ve made my first experience of motherhood a complete joy already. No sickness, minimal tiredness and very few aches and pains so far (fingers crossed for the next 6 weeks) has made growing you a very easy task!

We didn’t mind at all whether you would be a boy or a girl but since finding out you are a little Miss, I have been ever so excited to meet you and watch you develop into the complete Daddy’s girl I just know you’ll be. I can’t wait to see if you have many of my traits or if you will take after your Daddy. Will your eyes be green like the both of us, or will you defy that probability and end up with blue or brown? Will you have my mousy brown hair or your Daddy’s thick, auburn curls? I wonder if you will turn out to be more relaxed like Mummy or a bit of a worrier like your Dad. All I know is that you’ll be perfect no matter what.

I want you to grow up knowing that you can be anything you want to be and can do anything you put your mind to. If you dream big and follow those dreams, you’ll never be unhappy. You have so many strong, independent people in your life to look up to, I hope that you never feel or think any different. Your family already love you so much and you will never, ever be alone. We will always be here to help and support you, no matter what life brings.

We live in such a scary world these days with lots of evil people determined to turn good people against one another. I hope that you grow up knowing that good will always outweigh evil and that as long as we have love, we have everything. However, you must also learn to love yourself before you can love others. I wish that I could protect you from feeling pressure to look or behave a certain way, unfortunately it seems that as women, we are under more scrutiny than ever before. Perhaps by the time you are old enough to understand we might live in a fairer, more balanced society. I hope you never have to fight to be respected as much as your male peers and that you find strength and power amongst other women.

I hope that as parents we can give you the space to grow and learn, and to become your own person with their own ideas and opinions. I wonder if you will use those opinions to influence others, or if you will be more easily influenced yourself. Will you change the world one day? You’re certainly going to change ours.

Not long now until I can hold you in my arms rather than inside my womb and I already love you so much, it’s hard to comprehend the love I will feel for you once you’re on the outside. I’ve never wanted anything as much as I do your safe arrival into the world.

All my love,

Mummy xxx

 

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