My Beloved Firstborn,
Yesterday...You were a baby.
Today, you are a little boy.
Tomorrow, you'll be a big brother!
Well, actually, it will take nine months.
But it will feel like the bounce of a ball.
The pop of a bubble.
The leap of a frog.
The splash of a puddle.
And then a little bundle.
You will feel all sorts of things,
Your feelings are okay,
And you can tell me and daddy about them all.
Sometimes the baby will cry.
Sometimes you will cry.
Sometimes mommy will cry!
Other times you will laugh,
Or do something that will make the baby happy
Then the two of you will start having fun together!
And, if you choose it,
There will be love.
There will be a friend for all eternity
Who will always look up to you,
You are their big brother.
I love you son.
I hope that one day,
You will feel grateful
To this new baby for making you a brother,
The way I feel grateful to you,
For making me a mother.