Dear Expectant Mama,
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for taking the time to learn more about us. We could never even begin to know what you're feeling and going through, but please know that you will never be alone. We haven't even met yet, but we already admire you for the incredible strength and courage that you have and we will never let that be lost on us or your child. They will always know what an incredible and selfless woman you are because without you, they wouldn't be here and we wouldn't have this wonderful chance to complete our family.
As your baby's parents we promise to provide them with a lifetime of unconditional love, support, guidance and unforgettable memories. They will grow up hearing about their amazing story and know how lucky they are to have known the true meaning of love through us and you. We grew up with so many incredible family memories and we cannot wait to start creating those memories with your child. Whether it's visiting Meg's family in New Jersey and taking a trip to the Jersey Shore or playing by the lake in Maine with Andrew's family during the summer, we are already planning all of the amazing mini trips we'll take together. We both fondly remember the things we did with our parents that barely cost a dime, but we were together having fun and that was all that mattered.
We don't know what level of involvement you would like (and we know it may change through the years), but we will always make sure that you know what your child looks like and how they're doing with updates through the year. We can't wait to share all their milestones through pictures as well as how their parent-teacher conferences go when they're older. It may seem silly, but we are even dreaming of all the little things that may seem insignificant. Like a make your own mini pizza night or having hot chocolate after playing in the snow- things that may not seem like much, but hopefully they will look back and realize that those are the best times. They are also going to have so many built in best friends with all the cousins they'll have! We have lots of nieces and nephews who are so excited to have another playmate at all our family get-togethers. We know how important family is and every single person in our immediate and extended family is ecstatic to have another little one to love.
We also know that religion may be incredibly important to you and while we are both non-practicing (Andrew was raised Methodist and Meg as Catholic), we vow to expose your child to the various religions and fully support whatever they decide. We have a lot of family that still practice and can't wait to help if needed. Your child would never be alone.
So thank you again for your strength, your courage and, most importantly, for considering us with your most precious gift. We promise to never take that for granted. Our hearts are already overflowing with so much love and we cannot wait to show you and your child the true meaning of love.
Andrew & Meg