An open letter to the newborn child.
So recently I’ve been thinking, everyone around me seems to be pregnant or have a new born baby; in fact i have recently become a big cousin twice and i have to tell you I’m scared for them! You see this world is hard. So heres some things i wish i could explain to the beautiful perfection that enters the world.
Number 1 - You are completely and utterly unconditionally loved, whether you cry all night or sleep soundly there are people who would die for you from the second you enter the world.
Number 2 - This world is huge and it may seem scary but take time to explore it. Its here to be enjoyed and there is so much to see and do! Don’t miss a opportunity because you were too scared.
Number 3 - People are generally good, meet them, be yourself and learn what they like. People need people and you will need someone someday so make sure you find someone you can trust and be that person for someone else!
Number 4 - Feel anger but don’t become it. Okay so there are some silly people out there and you will feel angry, upset and hurt, feel it! Its okay! All these feelings are good to have they mean you care, just don’t become them, there comes a point you have to let it go for you not for them!
Number 5 - you will want to be an adult before your time, just make sure you know what it means! Being a ‘adult’ doesn’t mean showing no emotion and being strong, it means being mature enough to respect others, and you need to learn respect!
Number 6 - Love, and i don’t care who it is as long as they treat you well. You deserve to be loved and you need to love because there is nothing more life giving than love. Its a hard thing love and it consumes you but make sure you treat them right and you are treat well or its only going to end in pain (and injury if we find out)!
Number 7 - Be grateful, you have this amazing opportunity and I’m terrified for you because i know you will get hurt along the way but be grateful, not everyone gets the chances you do and the joys outweigh the hurts time and time again!
So here its is welcome to the world, we are all excited your here to walk with you and love you though the journey. I guess theres only one question left ‘what will you do with your one wild and precious life?’
With fondest love,
A person who would die for you!