Tuesday, 29 October 2013

For my son, before he becomes a big brother

To my darling boy

Your world is about to change; change for the better and in ways your little mind can't yet even imagine, and I hope it will be as wonderful for you as it is for your Daddy and me. Why? Well, you're about to meet your little sister - any day now.

Right now it's hard to imagine you as a big brother. It's hard for me to see you as a "big" anything. You are my wee boy, my little man, the apple of my eye, my baby. You still have your soft cheeks, light blonde curls, chubby fingers and that glorious innocent oblivion that comes with being a toddler. It makes my heart sing and break in equal measure when I realise that very soon you won't be my little baby anymore. You will always hold a special place in my heart, as my first born child.

You probably won't remember this, but you tell me in your own little way every day about how much you want to meet your sister. You whisper to her and try to cuddle her, and you rest your head against my tummy in the hope you may hear something back. When you get frustrated that you can't cuddle her properly yet, I explain you'll be able to soon - a response you reluctantly but very patiently accept.

Try to remember how much you already love her, particularly when she plays with your toys when you don't want her to and if she sometimes says mean words to you that may make you cry! Don't worry, most of the time I think you will be roaring friends. Sisters are great. They're always there for you when you need them most, they're full of fun and laughs, and a guaranteed partner-in-crime when you need to gang up on Mummy & Daddy. You were always meant to have her in your life.

We have had a good run, you and me. We have shared many wonderful moments together. You are so lucky to have had this time with us just on your own, and we are so lucky to have you in our lives. The fun is only just beginning! You might not be able to believe this, but the world has more than enough love for both of you and you too will love this little girl with all your heart. You are such a good boy, and will be an amazing big brother.

So as we get set to welcome your sister into the world, I want you to remember how much I love you and always will.

Love Mummy

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