Dear sweet Baby Girl,
You are 26 weeks along in your growing, and I have to say things are going by MUCH faster this time around. I think I have your sister to thank for that. She keeps me pretty busy.
I was telling my midwife that I feel like I haven't spent a ton of time thinking about you. Life seems to be speeding along without asking me if I'm keeping up alright.
Even so, there are some things I'd like to share with you. Nothing too profound...nothing too coherent probably. But they are things tumbling around in my heart in this season filled all at once with so much waiting yet so much forward motion.
I want to reassure you that though life seems kind of crazy, we are so excited to meet you. We love you so much already. We pray for you-that you will be happy and healthy and strong. And though she can't really express it yet, I know your sister is going to love you, too.
We've already chosen your name, but we're trying to keep it a surprise until you're born. Hopefully you think it's as beautiful as we do. It speaks of things we hope you will embrace as you find your way through this life that is all at once lovely yet heartbreaking.
Which brings me to the truth that the world you are about to come into is old and broken in many ways.
Sometimes I get real down about it and wonder. Sometimes I feel heavy with the weight of things I don't understand or with the unknown.
But there is hope because we have been given a great promise.
I've been thinking a lot lately about how Jesus says, "Behold, I am making all things new."
And He will and He is doing this all the time.
He does it with our hearts.
I hope I can lean on this when I feel in over my head. It's what I hope you and your sister can lean on.
Because what it really speaks of is grace. Grace, full and abundant, in every moment we live in.
Grace for my heart and your heart. A fresh start each morning.
Everyday we have the chance to be a part of all of this making of the new. That's pretty cool, isn't it? That we are invited to be in on the making? We just have to choose to participate.
To choose thankfulness.
I hope and pray that I can be a good example of this to you. I also hope you will give me grace when I'm not.
I know our worlds will change all at once when you're born, and we'll have a lot of adjusting to do.
And we'll probably do this adjusting with lots of humbling moments and frazzling moments and hilarious moments and sweet moments and meaningful moments and moments where we just don't really know exactly which kind of moment we are in. And we'll most likely do it all with plenty of sugar and caffeine at the ready .
We'll do all of this.
Sometimes all at once.
And you know what? It's going to be great.
I can't imagine doing this with anyone else in the world.
We love you and can't wait for you to join us out here!