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Hello Future Child of Mine

Hello Future Child of Mine,

I want you to know something. Something that I cannot stress enough and that my parents told me growing up (and they still do) is that I’m proud of you and that I love you more than anything. No matter what. Unconditional love transcends through all situations in life, even when times get tough. Please keep that with you, through the happy times, through the trials, and through the celebrations in life that we will share with you.

I want you to know that what you do in life & your accomplishments don’t define who you are and your worth. Your uniqueness is beautiful. Your traits are beautiful. How you can serve and love others is beautiful. What you have done on paper doesn’t have to be the sum of who you are. This world may tell you otherwise, but I’m here to tell you that beauty is from within. Beauty is how you were created.

I look forward to the things that you will find joy and passion in, whether that be music, art, travel, baking, reading, athletics, you name it. The world is full of opportunities and is limitless in the things you can pursue. Please just promise me one thing. That whatever you chose to do will bring you joy and that you’ll do it because you’re passionate about it. Not because we want you to do it or someone told you that you have to. We will make you travel and see the world :) Success isn’t always going to come with medals & money. Your reward is eternal and as your parents we will continue to affirm you no matter what.

I want to tell you that life is going to be hard. That struggles and trials will come your way. That pressures and difficult situations will come your way. We are here for you and your Savior is with you always. I remember a time in my life where I was afraid to tell anyone about my struggles. I was afraid that I would let someone down because I was going through a hard time. The good news is that you never have to feel alone and it’s ok to not be ok. Be free by talking about everything you go through. I value your experiences and so do others. Don’t let others what you eat and how much. All foods provide value and you aren’t a bad person for eating ice cream. Forgive others, even when they haven’t asked for forgiveness. When you forgive & move on from hurtful things & people, you’re a better person for that.

Lastly and importantly, be yourself, embrace your imperfections & weirdness. Make faces in the mirror, laugh, and dance parties always. Conforming to the patterns of this world will only leave you empty & bitter. Don’t break yourself down because you don’t fit a certain mold or look a certain way. I’m thankful for who you are and how God made you. Your purpose is grander than the way you look, or the way you dress, or the success that you have in life. Knock em dead.

Love always,

Your future Mom

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