Friday, July 25, 2014

Waiting & anticipating

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For the last 242 days I have been waiting, and waiting, and waiting. Waiting to become an auntie to what I now know to be my nephew. For months I was convinced my sister was having a baby girl. That thought seems so foreign to me now. I'm so excited to have a nephew!

Believe it or not, that little person whom I have yet to meet, has consumed my thoughts and prayers. I've spent the last 242 days of her pregnancy dreaming about the day I'd be able to meet him. To tell him I'm his auntie and I'll always be there for him. To squeeze his little buns and kiss his sweet little head. I'll give his head a long sniff too, just for good measure. 

The waiting will be over tomorrow, as she's going in to be induced at 40 weeks 6 days. I'm so honored that she wants me to be in the birthing suite for her labor and delivery. I'm looking forward to capturing some special moments on video and camera for them. I'm a bit emotional at the thought of being one of the first people to watch baby Asher come into this world. It is honestly overwhelming. 

Today, I'm spending the day with my beautiful sister before she dives into motherhood tomorrow. Life will forever change for our whole family and I can't wait to embrace it! I woke up this morning wanting to write my thoughts out before the big day. I'm so glad I will have these memories and emotions written down.

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Asher, this is my very first letter to you, one of many I am sure. I can't wait to read it to you tomorrow when I hold you in my arms for the first time. Sweet boy, you are an answer to prayer. I've always dreamed of being an auntie and tomorrow I'm so proud you are making that dream come true! I am so excited to be a part of your life little man. Your whole life. You are more loved than you could possibly imagine. I hope you feel our love and support. We are so thrilled to meet you, to lock eyes with yours, to hold your hand, to stroke your precious head, to read to you and sing to you. You are loved and wanted Asher. I can't count how many times I've told you that as I feel you kicking in your mama's belly. You are loved and wanted. I'll miss feeling you kick and seeing you move, but holding you will be even sweeter. Tomorrow's the day, but as I read this to you, today's the day. This day will forever be special. We celebrate your life, God's plan for you, and our ever growing love for you. Happy Birthday handsome boy! 

See you tomorrow sweet Ashie!  I'll love you forever, Auntie.
 

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