Little One

“Little One,

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be your momma.
For the last year and a half, your dad and I have been thinking more and more about you. We’ve wondered what you will look like. We’ve dreamed of Christmas mornings. We’ve imagined the adventures we’ll take together. We’ve talked about the incredible person we know you’ll become. It was in all of this dreaming, hoping, thinking, and wondering that God was preparing our hearts for you.
I’ll never forget the moment we found out you were on your way. Dad and I were in Hawaii. It was a spontaneous trip and we had spent the whole week relaxing together. A few things led us to wonder if you were on your way so we took a test. Waiting for the results of that test may have been the longest two minutes of my life. Your dad and I prayed. We were excited at the possibility that you were indeed on your way, but we had also completely given over the timing of your arrival in our lives to God and were ready to remain patient if the test was negative.
The two minutes were up and we went together to take a peek at the test. It was positive. I’m honestly unable to find words for what that moment felt like. The only thing I’ve felt similar to it was when your dad got on one knee and asked me to marry him. It’s the feeling of everything you’ve dreamed of coming true in one single moment.
We sat on the bed together and cried tears of joy, we laughed, and we prayed for you and for us. Our hearts bursted with joy and thankfulness.
We still have awhile to wait before we get to see your sweet face but we continue to pray for and dream about you. My favorite moments with you, so far, are in the middle of the night. Sometimes I’ll wake up and realize that, while I’ve been sleeping for hours, God has continued to be hard at work creating you. He’s knitting you together, He already knows your name, He knows what your strengths will be, He knows the things that will fill your heart with joy, He knows what will make you smile, He knows of all of your days (good and bad), and He has a purpose for your life. He already knows you and loves you so much with His unconditional, relentless, never-ending love. I pray that you spend your whole life knowing and being wrapped in that incredible love. 
Second to knowing your Savior, I can’t wait for you to know your Dad. He is truly the most incredible man I’ve ever met. He is so excited to meet you and has been dreaming about you for a long time. He already kisses you when he gets home from work and loves to lay his hands on my belly and pray for you. He loves you so much and is always making sure you and I are safe and happy. You are so blessed to have such a selfless, kind, caring, sweet, patient, tenderhearted, hardworking, incredibly loving dad. I count it my greatest gift to have him as my best friend and husband. His love is one of the best things ever!
I’m so excited for you to get here and join us! Your dad and I love life and have had so many amazing adventures and memories together. We’re so thankful for our time together so far and all the ways we’ve been blessed but we both have a feeling the best times are yet to come. We can’t wait meet you and begin living life with you.
You are so so loved,
That’s our big news!! Brett and I are beyond thrilled about this new little baby on it’s way. We feel so unbelievably blessed. We would appreciate any and all prayer for the safety and health of our little one. This has been an incredible experience so far and we can’t wait to see what else is ahead! Ahh!:)

December 3, 2012 - 8:03 PM

Anonymous - So incredibly touching and awesome! Your baby is so blessed to have such a loving home to be a part of. I was sitting here reading this to Joe and not too gracefully. What a gift to be born into a loving ,Godly family: ) We are so happy for all of you: ) <3 Shirley Gasca

December 3, 2012 - 8:36 PM

Leif Brandt Photography Blog - CONGRATULATIONS!!! So excited for you two! I loved your video and reading your story made me recall all those same feeling of excitement when we found out we were pregnant with Harper. I don’t know you super well, but I know the God you follow and so I know you will be amazing parents. If you have a girl and need some extra clothes, shoot me an email. :)


December 3, 2012 - 9:46 PM

The Ahlswedes - What a sweet note. Ah, miracle!

December 12, 2012 - 4:18 PM

Mark & April - That is such a neat video and sweet letter. We are so so excited for you and can’t wait to meet the little one.

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