Little Baby Lawrence,
I am SO excited to start documenting this journey. You have no idea how long I have wanted to be a momma, and I am so excited that Heavenly Father chose me to be a part of your life forever. I hope to write to you every week for the next little while, until you make your debut on or around March 19th, 2013. I may be a little biased, but now March is one of my favorite months of the whole entire year.
I guess I should start by saying that your daddy has wanted to start a family since the day we got married, January 2, 2010. That day will always be special to me and will be my favorite day, because on that day, not only did I get sealed to your daddy, but I also got sealed to you and any little brothers and sisters you may have. That day alone means the world to me, because through those covenants we made, I get to be with you for time and all eternity, and I wouldn’t want it any other way.
You may be thinking to yourself, “Geez Momma, by the time I’m born, your wedding date will have been three years ago…what took you so long?” I can honestly say that I would have loved for you to join our family at ANY moment in time, but I truly think your Daddy and I were supposed to spend time together, just me and him, and strengthen our relationship even more, so that when you came we’d be as strong a family as ever. I prayed that Heavenly Father would bless us with a baby when the time was right and I know he answers prayers. You were meant to come into our family at this time, and make your earthly debut in March of 2013. Heavenly Father knows what’s best for us and so even though I know the next couple months, and next 18+ years even, won’t always be easy, they will be worth it.
We will learn and grow together so much and I hope to teach you all that you need to know. I hope to teach you how to be nice to everyone around you, even if they aren’t always nice to you. I hope to teach you to take the time to enjoy the little moments and really soak them in, because time passes too quickly not to live life to the fullest each day. I hope that you find the gospel to be true early in your life and that you’ll recognize the many blessings that will come into your life through your faith. I hope to teach you how to see the good in others and that you never know when you will find a friend in those around you. I hope you inherit my love for the holidays and won’t hate putting up with all the festivities I’ll plan for us. I hope you’ll enjoy being creative and will find the time to relax and do things you enjoy. Most of all, however, I hope you know that I love you so much and will always love and support you.
Not only is there a lot that I hope you learn from me, but there is a TON your daddy will teach you. I can’t wait to see your daddy hold you and interact with you. I know he will be the BEST dad you could ever hope for and that because of him, both our lives will continue to get better and better each and every day. Your daddy will help you to know that the gospel is true, just like he did for me. He will also teach you what it’s like to go on a mission and serve the Lord for two whole years. He’ll teach you how to laugh and see the funny moments in life and help you use your imagination to the fullest. Your daddy will teach you all that you need to know about cars, trucks, trailers, dirt bikes…you name it. Anything to do with adventure, your dad will be right there with you and teach you how to survive along the way. He’ll take us camping and fishing and fulfill any wish you’ll ever have of being outdoorsy…trust me. He’ll be a great example to you of a hard worker and of someone who is always willing to help those in need. He’ll always be there for us and protect us no matter what. Your daddy is truly the best man I have ever met and I love him with all of my heart. I hope you know how lucky you are to have him as an example and as your daddy, forever.
If you can’t already tell, I am SUPER excited to meet you and so is your daddy. I am so grateful that Heavenly Father has trusted us with such a huge blessing and that we get to raise an amazing son or daughter of God. I can’t wait to see what adventures we have together, both while you’re in my tummy and after you make your appearance. Because of all this, you can see why I am so happy I decided to take a pregnancy test on July 29, 2012 and confirm that we would be welcoming a new member into our family. I can’t wait to meet you and I love you more than you know.