More than today being my pregnancy recap of 25 weeks, I also just realized that today marks the 100 day mark.
100 days until our precious baby, Elyse Ann, is due to join us in this world. 100 days until our lives change forever. 100 days until Hubby & I are thrown into a world that we know absolutely nothing about. And 100 days until we become responsible for one of God's greatest miracles ever performed, the birth of a child.
So today, since honestly there haven't been a whole lot of changes in my pregnancy journey (except for some major food changes, which deserve a post of their own for next week) I've decided to write my first letter to my baby girl.
Even speaking your name at this point seems so unreal. It's so unbelieveable to me that God has thought your daddy & I worthy to be called parents. We are both so incredibly excited to begin this journey with you, but also so incredibly scared. While we've certainly heard that being a parent is hard work, I know that we will never truly understand until we experience it for ourselves.
You are going to be a beautiful baby girl and I can't even begin to imagine what our life will look like once you become a part of it. We already have such high hopes for you. Hopes that you will love Jesus in a way that I can't even explain. Hopes that you will be beautiful, on the outside but more importantly on the inside. Hopes that our love for you will almost be tangible and that you would know that we would do absolutely anything for you.
In just a few short months, you will be joinng this crazy world that we all live in each & every day. I know that there is no way we'll be able to protect you each and every day from all of the dangers & pressures of life, but sweet girl, I already pray for those things. I pray that God would give your daddy & I the wisdom and the knowledge and the support to guide us as we embark on this incredible journey.
Leesy, you are already the light of our lives and I can't hardly wait until I can hold you in my arms. You have already taught us so much, maybe most of all that before you I was such a selfish person and life now isn't ever about me but about protecting and caring for the ones you love. I want you to know above all else that you are loved beyond measure. Loved by your momma and daddy, and by so many other family & friends, and most importantly by your Heavenly Father up above who will be there when it seems that no one else will be.