6.17.2009

Dear Evie -

The world just got ten billion times better: you are now in it.

At a certain point while carrying you I stopped being able to remember a time without you. I suppose that is how things are going to be from now on...my life will revolve completely around you. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Even though we technically just met, I feel like I know you already. Every little kick and hiccup throughout the past few months has seemed like a precious look into who you are, and it makes me so excited that I get to watch you grow and learn and become.

These are the promises that I make to you:
1. I promise to love your daddy
2. I promise to always put your needs and his needs ahead of mine
3. I promise that, even when it is hard, I am going to be your parent first...friend second
4. I promise to try and see everything in a positive light, in the hopes that you can learn to, too
5. I promise to, from henceforth, stop living in the future. I do not want to miss one second of this roller coaster ride by wishing that tomorrow would hurry up and get here.


I can tell you already: I was completely unprepared for what this love would feel like. Thank you for teaching me so much.

- Mom

27 comments:

Graham said...

I love you two so much. I second those promises, sweet Evie.

Nadine said...

I love the three of you and can't imagine a more wonderful Mommy & Daddy for little Miss Evie!

Love,

Deanie

Sarah McCoy Photography said...

Congratulations you two! She's beautiful. We can't wait to meet her :)

Lauren said...

Oh my goodness it's 6:09am and I am about to leave for work but can't stop crying in front of my computer. I am so excited for y'all and know that you guys will be the best parents around. Love you!

docrenee said...

Oh, Ashley and Graham, she is just beautiful! So happy for you!!!!!

Cheryl said...

Well..I'll go reapply my makeup before I head off to teach Drama Camp this morning. What precious promises to give your PRECIOUS daughter! Love you three! Cheryl

Feel the Sparks said...

Ashley, I am so happy for the 2 of you!!! Your post brought me to tears. Evie is one lucky baby girl to have such an amazing momma already!!! She is absolutely beautiful!

Courtney said...

Congratulations Ashley and Graham! I am so excited for you and your families. What wonderful promises to Evie and what a beautiful little girl she already is.

aybaybay said...

what a sweet gift :)

Cari and Logan said...

As a soon-to-be mom, I couldn't imagine reading a more beautiful letter. I cried through it all. She's absolutely breathtaking. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Ashley and Graham,
You have the most beautiful baby girl, but we all new she would be! I am so glad to hear that you are all healthy and well. Much love!

Ashley and Andrew

md said...

Congrats on your beautiful daughter!! Enjoy every moment because they grow up so fast.

Kelly said...

Congrats you guys! What an exciting adventure you have just started <3

Shannon said...

FINALLY!!! CONGRATS Mommy & Daddy! That was an amazing post and will be something that is treasured for years to come! Good luck, God bless, and I can't wait to hear all about Miss Evie!!!

Lauren and Josh said...

What a beautiful letter to your precious little girl! You are going to be such a great mom! Can't wait to share in the experience with you! Thank you for letting me be a part of Evie's birthday! I love you Evie and can't wait for you to meet Sophi!

Alli said...

Graham & Ash, she is so beautiful! We have been praying for all three of you & will continue to do so. We can't wait to meet your precious girl!

Erik Maziarz said...

Congratulations you guys! We are so happy for you both, and can't wait to meet little Evie. Enjoy every moment of this special time. Erik, Jen and Caroline

Jim Altieri said...

Congrats to the 3 of you! (Graham-I'm telling you right now, set a firm limit of no more than 8 stories at bed time.... these girls know how to abuse their story reading privileges and drag out bedtime by about 2 hours.... :)

brandibartley said...

Ashley - she is gorgeous! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Ashley and Graham - she is so beautiful! I'm so excited for both of you. She is so blessed to have you for her parents. Kim Rowell

annie said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful! Andee

Jennifer said...

Congratulations, Graham and Ashley! She is beautiful!
~Jon and Jenny Tuley

Anonymous said...

Ashley, those promises were so beautiful that I nearly cried and hope that I can say the very same things one day to my hypothetical children. She's just as beautiful. You and Graham are very lucky. :]
-Toria

paperfashion said...

congrats!!! such a sweet post :)

Stacey Guyse said...

You are such a precious mother. And Evie is such a precious little baby girl. Looking forward to more pictures! Congrats to you all!

Laura said...

Congrats!!! She is just beautiful!

carla ten eyck said...

welcome to parenthood!! Glad you guys are safe