To our dear little one to be,
Today has been the best Christmas morning I have had in years. It is the third Christmas that your father and I have spent together, but it is the first one where we have woken up together in our own home, and celebrated with love and opening presents around the Christmas tree.
Grandma P is here also, visiting from Sydney, and it has made it feel like such a special family morning. I am so grateful and happy.
I can’t even remember the last time that I woke up in my own home on Christmas morning and not been alone. I lived alone for so many years before I met your Daddy. I am so grateful and happy to have him in my life. Today I am feeling truly blessed.
And I dream of you. I wonder if you are here already, growing in my womb. I feel such love and strong sense of protection for you. I can’t even begin to imagine how I am going to feel when I know you are truly here, let alone when I hold you in my arms for the first time. What a Christmas that will be, when we can celebrate with you as well.
Grandma and Dad have gone to mass this morning and I have some quiet time for a little while. Soon we will head over to Grandma and Grandpa O and spend the rest of the day with them and the rest of our family. Christmas as normal!
This year though, it is better. There is your Dad, there are thoughts and hopes for you and there is so much more peace in my life. I am grateful.