Dear Amelia Rose,
I had a feeling it was you, and my maternal instinct was right for the second time! It also helped that I have had three dreams about you — as long ago as last August. The dream felt more real than anything, and your Dad and I were holding you in our hospital room. Little did I know how much I would cling to that dream (and that hope) in the harder months that were to follow. I’m so thankful that we found out today that the dream wasn’t what could have been; but rather what will be in just a few short months.
You have played such a huge role in our lives already, requiring us to truly pray for God’s will, lean on His promises and trust in His timing. For that reason, you are so special to both your Dad and me. We are so grateful for how God has used you.
In a few short months, you will be coming into a really great family (if we do say so ourselves). You have an awesome big sister who has been training for this role for the past year and a half. For months, she has been taking care of her “babies,” singing them lullabies, changing their diapers and making sure they’re fed. No doubt you will be in good hands when your big sister, Charlotte, is around.
You also have an amazing Dad, who in my opinion, was designed to be a Dad for little girls. He is so loving, so fun and so gentle. You two will create so many beautiful memories with one another, just as he has done with your sister, Charlotte.
And finally, my love for you knows no words. I know some Moms are “worried” during their second pregnancy about having enough love for two children, but that has never been a concern of mine. My love for you has circled the moon and back before you were even in existence, and I can’t wait to show you through late night feedings, sickly snuggles and good times.
But more than the love that the three of us have for you now is the love your Heavenly Father has for you. We can’t wait to tell you how much Jesus loves you — so much so that He died for you on the cross. And we hope that as we pursue Him, we love you all the more better. You’re a treasure to Him, and we will treasure you all the more by knowing that.
We can’t wait for you to be here, Little Bit! You have already brought us so much joy, and we are eagerly waiting to live life with you!
Mom, Dad and Charlotte
And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith. Matthew 20:22
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! Psalm 27:14
May He grant your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans! Psalm 20:4