Dear Vesta

April 26, 2013
3:32am
Early labor

Dear Vesta,

I have loved you as my only child for the past 3 years, 6 months and 20 days. There is no one I love the way that I love you. You have been my constant companion, my little buddy, my partner in this journey of motherhood and childhood. I have done my best. I will forever cherish this time we spent: days and nights of just the two of us, just the three of us.

Right now, I am waiting for your little brother to be born. His presence is going to change a lot of things in our lives. I will necessarily divide my attention in ways that may be challenging for you. I will continue to do my best to care for you and meet your needs.

But the truth is, he will bring us so much joy. You will have a friend for life, a childhood companion to play with, teach and learn from. He will join in on our activities and we will be better for it: happier, more fulfilled and complete.

I cherish you, my daughter, and I cherish the gift of the most joyous, challenging and wonderful 3 years, 6 months and 20 days that you have given me.

I will always love you fully and uniquely. Nothing about my love for you will change except that it will expand as I watch you care for, interact with, teach and love your little brother.

Your dad and I are the luckiest people on this planet to have you, and within hours from now, your brother as our children, as our true family.

If you know only one thing as you walk through your life, know that you are loved. That you were loved before you were even born, through every moment of your life you are loved and even after your dad and I are gone and you are a grown up, maybe with your own kids, we will still love you.

Always know that you are loved. Fully and completely.
Mama

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