Monday, May 2, 2011

Dear Last Year Me...

Little Miss Momma wrote a sweet posting called Letter To 16 Year Old Me.  It's super cute and a few ladies have since written their own version of it.  With Mother's Day right around the conner and The Boss turning one this month all I could think about was being a Mommy and how my perspective has changed.  I look at young girls (16) and fear for my daughter in the future.  I hope I am able to protect her and keep her pure as she grows up.  I hope I am able to guide her and love during the crazy teenage years.  Motherhood has been nothing like I expected it to be, and this is a very good thing.  I wish I knew a year ago what I know now!

Dear Last Year Me,

You are just weeks away,
from a life changing event!
You will not go late, like everyone told you,
so you better be prepared!

Labour will not be nearly as bad as people say,
you will actually enjoy it, drug free!
For the first time in your pregnancy you will feel a sense of control.
Don't get me wrong, it's no walk in the park, but you can do!

Our Team

When they hand you your girl, your nine months of hell is over.
You've convinced yourself you're baby is a boy,
so you will not believe them when they say "It's a Girl"!
Nothing in your life, will prepare you for this moment.

It's a Girl!

From this moment forward you will randomly tear,
at commercials,
and songs of worship.

You will be shocked at the speed your baby grows.
Your life is not over, but nearly beginning.
All of your stressesworries, and fears will change.
You are a good Mommy and you LOVE every second of it.

You have never acted so silly,
so carefree,
and feel so comfortable in your own skin,
as you do when you're with your Baby Girl.

The Boss being silly right back!

You will sing to her,
talk to her,
and ask her opinion in public places even when she can't talk.
She will be your best friend under the age of twenty-five.

As you round year one,
You cannot imagine your life without her.
The Boss has filled your life in a way you could never have imagined,
and you thank God for her everyday.

Do not be afraid of this adventure ahead of you.
Life will always be scary,
so grab hold and enjoy the ride.
Cling to your Man, these are the best times of your live's!



Jessica said...

Great pictures.

You are so lucky you didn't go past your due date. That is not fun.

Mark and Tara said...

This is so special Chels! I loved reading it. You should print it out and keep it!!

Unknown said...

I don't know what kind of labour YOU had, but mine, we're unbearable...2x with failed epidurals...You're one of the lucky ones Chels! oh, and those 2 failed epidurals, were also along with the week-late babies...
I've got no luck with that...just short labors, thankfully!!
Love hearing how Motherhood has changed you. My tearing up at everything has turned to bawling at everything. It's so ridiculous! haha