When you are born, I promise to count every toe and every finger. I promise to rock you sleep, to push back your hair, and kiss your cheeks. When you’re crying the middle of night, I promise not to moan about getting out of bed. I will try my best to live in the moment and realize that I will want this moment back someday.
I will coming running when I hear your cries and your sobs. I will be there when your frustrated with potty training, or when your favorite toy breaks. I promise to kiss away the pain and tell you get back out there.
I promise to take time away from the laundry, work and the dishes to play with you. I will cherish your laughter and your smile. I will try to be a good a mother, but you need to forgive me when I mess up. Realize that I’m human, because I’m beating myself up over it as well.
I will be proud of you when you’re in the school play, even though you were just a tree. I promise to mend the broken heart, give you strength, and lift you up.
I will be there (either in person or thought) for every baseball, volleyball, basketball, softball, football, or any other sports you are playing. I will be there when it’s your final game, and tears are streaming down your cheeks. I will be the one to give you a hug and cry along with you.
I promise to try with all my heart to teach you the right path. To accept the fact that you will make your own choices even when I know (and have told you) it’s the wrong one. Why? Because I’ve made that same choice myself. I know the outcome.
When it’s your wedding day and I’m sitting in the crowd, I can not promise I won’t cry. Because I will be reminiscing about your childhood. About your first smile, your first laugh.
And when the kids are driving you crazy, I promise I will come to you. To fix you dinner, hear your frustration, and to be your rock.
Son/Daughter, I hope you have my passion and your father’s strength. I hope your strong willed and compassionate. I promise to be there for you when you’re at your lowest low and your highest high. Because you are a part of me, even though you’re not in this world yet. The love for you is already there.