To Our Wonderful First Born ,
We're merely weeks away from the arrival of your baby sister, and its brought up all kinds of emotions in me. I mostly feel a combination of excitement, combined with a ton of guilt when looking at the new chapter of our lives. Your dad and I are both only children and so this change is not only new to you, but it is new to us - so in a way, we're all "winging it".
These 22 months that make up your life make up some of the best moments of our lives. You made us parents - something we could never be without you. You taught us the definition of true, pure and all-encompassing love. From the minute that you were born, our lives changed forever.
I feel so excited that you will have a best friend for life, something that I as an only child always wished I had. I hope that you two will watch over each other, love each other, and be each other's best friends. This world is a wonderful and sometimes scary place, and I feel so much better knowing that you'll be able to brave it together.
I feel guilty that all of the attention will no longer be on you. Its a huge change to your life, something completely unexpected. But I feel it in my gut that you will rise to the occasion and you will become a wonderful big sister to your baby sister. You will show her the ropes and teach her how to wrap her parents and grandparents around her little finger.
Lastly, I want to thank you. Thank you for being so loving and caring. Thank you for reminding me that the most beautiful things in life are free. Thank you for reminding me to be grateful for the life I have and for all of the good times ahead.
But most of all, I want to thank you for making me a mom.
I love you so much baby girl.