I know we just met, but I thought I’d go ahead and tell you that I love you.
It’s funny, love isn’t always an easy thing. Sometimes it’s messy and hard and confusing, but when it comes to you it’s as simple as can be. I thought it would only be this easy when I became a mother. I thought it would take me all those years and then nine more months to finally have that moment when I can love something, someone so instantly, and yet there I was yesterday, holding someone else’s baby, holding you, and I felt it.
I can probably blame your mom for that. I’ve known her a long time. We all have. And by the time you can read this, I hope you’ll know good and well who we are.
We’re a group that’s been through a lot together. Some good times, some bad, but mostly good. We love each other, and now we love you.
I tell you this to let you know now, and to remind you every day here after, that you’re not alone. You have so many people behind you, rooting for you, and admiring you.
We’re a unique tribe. We laugh hard, mostly at our own jokes, and then at the jokes we make off of each other’s jokes and so on and so on. We come in all shapes and sizes, with our own trail of fails and successes behind us. We all try our hardest and we have all been the one needing a shoulder to lean on. But that’s what makes us great. We care. We listen. We love. And just by being here, baby, you’re one of us.
We’re here for you. We are here for you and your mom and your aunt, and everyone else that makes up this big circle of ours that we call a family.
So dive in, baby. Dive into this thing we call life.
We’re so happy to have you in our world, and we can’t wait to see you build yours.
Also, about the jokes…
At least give us a courtesy laugh.
It would mean a lot.