Friday, September 19, 2014

A Letter To My Unborn Baby

You’re not too keen on coming out. I get it. Where you are right now is the only home you’ve ever known. It’s cozy in there. You don’t have to work for food, it’s temperature regulated – it’s good times. That being said, I want you to know something; The world outside is even better! First of all, I’m out here. I’m your mother, my name is Josie and I’m cool! I think you’ll like me. We’ve also got your loving father who is going to make you laugh. A lot. He makes me laugh every day and I know he’ll do the same for you. And there’s your soon to be doting brother Evan who is going to smother you with love and show you so many fun things. He is an incredible young man who amazes me every single day, and I can’t wait for you two to get to know each other.

The world outside has so much to offer. The most incredible scents, the most breathtaking colours. The things you will experience on the outside will make your current dwelling look like a one star. And, baby, we don’t do one stars. Four is our minimum, okay? Not to be snooty, but… well, your mother has certain standards.

So please, baby, come out. Here’s your first ‘tough love’ lesson in life: You can’t stay in there forever, one way or another you have to exit, so let it be on your terms. And let it be today. Okay?

I already love you more than you can fathom. Let’s start this beautiful life of yours on the outside. Let’s do this.