Friday, April 13, 2012

Mother Letter

Dear Mommy-to-Be,

You may be staring down at your growing tummy right now wondering, do I have what it takes to be a mom?

I can promise you that you do.

I remember when I was filling out our baby registry.  There were so many choices, so many brands and options and colors...I was overwhelmed.  One of my friends encouraged me with this, and I've held on to it ever since.

You are all your child needs.

You can provide the warmth to comfort your little one, you can provide the sustenance to help him grow.  Your voice can soothe her to sleep, and at the end of the day, that's all that's important.

Maybe you're also looking down at those swollen feet and darkening stretch marks and wondering if your body will ever be the same.  

I can promise that it won't.  

Many parts of you will bounce back to their former selves after pregnancy, but even if they don't, you can be proud.  It takes one amazing person to be able to grow a baby from a microscopic cell to the wrinkly, kissable munchkin you greet in the delivery room.  Your body is a thing of power.  How can it top giving birth?  Your skin may be a little stretchier than it used to be, and your favorite clothes may not fit like they used to, but when you look in the mirror, be proud of who you have become.

There is nothing more incredible than the journey you are on, and when they place your baby in your arms for the first time, you will know that it was worth it all.  

Get ready for your life to change forever--in the most beautiful, wonderful, amazing way you could ever imagine.

Linking up with Mother Letters to share my letter to future moms


  1. I love what you said about how a mom's body changes. :) It's so true! I love my "battle scars" from pregnancy and labor because of the beautiful daughter I've been blessed with! It's so amazing what our bodies can do! Wonderful post! <3

  2. What a nice post! So here's a weird thing, your blog isn't feeding into my reader on blogger for the past two months, and I've been busy so forgot to head over and see if you were posting. Um, clearly you are, and now I have a lot to catch up on!

  3. "You are all your child needs" -such a nugget of truth! Needed reminder when it feels like they need more- a reminder that God equips us to be mama's with all these "super powers" we didn't even know we had! Great post!


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