You may (or may not) have noticed that I have been M.I.A for the past week or so. This is because my baby was finally born on May 26 (her due date!) She is a voracious eater, and I have spent so much time just feeding her that I hardly have any to do anything else.
Now, I could bore you with details about the labor, or what I did to get through it, (Honestly, this was the easiest labor yet, so if you want to know, drop me a comment) but I would really like to share with you what I would say to her if she could fully understand me today.
Dear Little Baby,
Welcome to the world!
I have been waiting for so long to meet you, and I am so happy to finally have you here with me. I want you to know that you are loved beyond anything that you can imagine and that nothing in the world will ever change that.
You have your whole life ahead of you, and you should know that while it might seem like a long path, it can go by so fast.
There will be good times, and bad times, beautiful moments in which you will feel on top of the world, and desperate times when all you will want to do is run and hide somewhere safe. You must learn to control your emotions because you are the only one who can decide how you will react in any given situation. You can choose to look for the good and see how amazing this world is, or you can choose to look for the bad and see how terrible it can be. I wonder which you will choose?
You, my baby, are an entirely unique individual. There is no one like you. There has never been, and there never will be another you again. You are here because you are meant to be here. You have a purpose, and it is different from anyone else’s, so please, don’t try to be anyone else. My wish for you is that you will be you, without fear, or embarrassment of any kind. It might seem easier to follow along with what everyone else is doing, but if you look closely at them, you will see that it isn’t really getting them anywhere special. Your strength lies in your individuality, so embrace who you are and live a different kind of life than what the majority are living.
You have it in you to be anything you want, and you- not anyone else- will decide what your future looks like. You are a powerful creator (yes, even now!). But you are not developed enough yet to really get where you want to go. It will take hard work, introspection, lots of learning, dedication, and practice to get there. Whenever you have a choice between an easier path and a harder path, take the hard one- it will help you grow. You will make mistakes and you will fail more than once, but if you keep trying you will improve and eventually get there. Know that you will never really be alone, I will always be there to help you along.
Be aware of who you give your power to. Many people will come along and try to tell you who you are and what you must be. It is your choice whether or not you will let their words hold meaning to you. You will decide what is right and wrong for you, and if you allow someone else to dictate that for you, you will suffer. No one can take your power away from you! It is something that only you can relinquish as time goes by.
As of right now, happiness, for you, is a full tummy, warmth, and security. These are not material things. (ok, maybe the tummy…) I want you to understand that happiness is not about what you have, how much you have, or how much you can get in life. There most definitely is such a thing as “too much of a good thing”. Happiness is only really attained when you find balance in life. When you have what you need, to live comfortably and peacefully. This is true for money, material things, food, friends, family, time…everything. If you get out of balance, you will feel it, and I hope you will have the wisdom to go back and find it again.
My wonderful little baby, go out and live an awesome life! Be fearless and bold, curious and attentive, loving and peaceful, creative and powerful. Don’t let anything or anyone stop you from being who you are meant to be. Take joy from this world, and give it back tenfold.
You are capable of anything.
Your whole life is ahead of you.
Welcome to the world.