Sunday, February 5, 2012

Letters to My Daughter - Feb 2012


I stole this idea from your Aunt Amy. She regularly posts letters to your cousin Grace so she will know how much she is loved as she gets older. I've always loved the idea and I'm so glad I finally have someone to write to.

I am so excited for you and I to become a family. It's amazing to me how much I can love someone that I have never met. I never would have thought it was possible to love someone this much based on a picture and a few pages of information. Nevertheless, I do love you and can't wait for you to come home.

Multiple times a day, I think about what my life will be like when you are a part of it. Sometimes, I think about the big things: vacations, Christmas, getting ready for work/school in the morning. Usually, I just think about the small things: which side of the car I'll put your car seat on; watching tv; grocery shopping. A lot of the time, I think about what you are doing right now. Are you happy? Are you healthy? Do you have any idea your life is going to completely change?

I'm constantly amazed at how many other people love you and can't wait to meet you. You already have so many people volunteering to babysit you, buy you things, love on you. Your Tia Anna is planning to decorate your bedroom. Your Aunt Janelle knew you would be part of our family before I did. Your Nana is very excited to have another grandchild. I can't wait for you to meet all your Uncles, Aunts, cousins (you will soon have 2!), Grandpa, and all my friends that are praying for your safe arrival.

I wish that I could go and get your right now but that's now how it works. Until then, I promise to do everything I can to get you home as soon as possible. I will pray for you daily and love you a little more each and every day.

Con Amor, Tu Mami


  1. I love you Natalie!

  2. "Tu Mami!!!" SO CUTE!!!! yay! i love her too!

  3. So excited for you to be able write these letters to your daughter. And for our girls to meet and play together. I am envisioning some cousin trips in Chicagoland. Praying for you both on this journey.

  4. Love you! Can't believe my little girl is going to have a little girl!!

  5. So I have tears in my eyes as I read your beautiful letter to your little are going to be such an amazing mommy!!!

  6. Amy--we will definitely have to work on that. I can already picture Grace grabbing her hand and showing her the world. (I also picture Sara being a little overwhelmed by Grace!)