Have you ever thought of writing a letter to your future child? They could be in your belly right now or a thought of what’s to come in the distant future. It seems like a cathartic and lovely thing to do for when they eventually arrive. We were inspired by Allie Arends’ letter to her future kiddo and we’d love to share an extract with you.
“Kiddo, I will be different when you come along. The bits that make up my core will be the same, but the second you’re born, I’ll shed my independence like a skin. What’s left will be a raw vulnerability that will simultaneously thrill, terrify and change me. Right now, I cherish my independence. It’s sacred. But I know that someday I’ll be ready to cherish you more. This is my version of that love letter. To try to give you a glimpse of me before you in hopes that it strengthens whatever relationship we might have.”
Read the full piece on Wit and Delight. It's really rather beautiful.
Why don’t you make yourself a cup of tea, pull out a piece of pretty paper or your laptop and begin writing to your future little one?
Top image from Happy Hannas.