Dear Maggie

This is the first of what I hope to be many letters to you, my dear Maggie. I want to stay on top of what is happening in your life and I think this is the easiest way to do so. I want to capture your milestones, your tears, your overcoming of obstacles, and your happiest moments. I want to remember every little detail of you.

When I first saw you, my heart stopped. It then began to beat a new rhythm. One I had never heard before but recognized immediately as our song. It was a defining moment…my whole life had shifted into a new, wonderful, and scary adventure.

Being responsible for a tiny life is daunting and rewarding at the same time. I worry when you sleep; checking on you throughout the night, making sure you’re still breathing. I pray over your future, that your father and I will raise you to be loving, responsible, and God-honoring. I am filled with awe knowing God designed my body to perfectly create, grow, and sustain yours. I rejoice that you are healthy and developing as you should, but mourn that you will never be as little as you are now.


I have known you as Maggie for six weeks now, but we have actually known each other much longer than that. I am blessed to have had 9 months longer with you than anyone else has. Our time together has been wonderful, but I can sense it going quickly already. Oh, stay little! Alas, time will slow down for no mom.


I pray that you grow well, that your father and I raise you in God’s love, and that I slow down to soak in every precious moment with you.

All my love, sweet baby of mine.

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