A mother’s joy begins when new life is stirring inside… when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone. Author Unknown
I can imagine it’s the same with most expectant families, it seems Grant & Diane have been told on more than one occasion during their pregnancy that their lives will never be the same again. Excited screams of “congratulations!!” soon gave way to the hushed tones of well-meaning, concerned friends and family, “lots of sleepless nights and worry for you two on it’s way” they would say, listing all the ways in which their lives become almost unrecognisable. And in a way, those friends are right, of course there will be sleepless nights, mess to clean up and extra bills to pay. But there will also be unmeasurable joy! Let me say this to you guys. You are about to embark on the biggest adventure of your lives, on Friday you will meet your precious little girl for the fist time, hold her in your arms and look into her eyes and you will know that your lives are changed for the better. Your gorgeous baby girl will bring you unmeasurable joy, and a new life full of laughter and wonderment. Enjoy this moment and treasure it forever.
I know you are going to be the most wonderful parents, you are both so full of love and patience and kindness, your baby girl will be the luckiest girl in the world to have you as her parents.
Not having any kids myself, I have no authority to give you advice, but I did read something the other day which I thought was such perfect advice for expectant parents, so let me leave you with these wise words and tell you once again how happy I am for you both!
“There are two amazing gifts you can give your child, the first is roots, and the next is wings.”
I don’t know who said that first but I do know never a truer word was spoken.
And now for some advice from me- Cherish every little moment… and take lots and lots of pictures!!