Monday, May 9, 2011

A special letter to Ingrid

Dear Ingrid,

I'll never forget the exact moment I found out I was pregnant with you. Daddy and I were so excited. We were full of hopes and dreams. We were also nervous because we wanted to make sure everything was perfect for you. We prayed over you night after night. We talked to you and sang to you. We documented every single week, not wanting to forget any tiny moment or milestone. You grew and grew and made mama's belly bigger and bigger. I loved it! I loved everything about carrying you safe and sound in my belly. It was the greatest joy I had ever known. Until July 7, 2011. I got to finally meet you! And that became the greatest moment I had ever known. You have been such a joy to us. These past ten months have been filled with heart-bursting love. Daddy and I have something special to share with you. You are going to be a big sister! You will have a playmate for all time. You will not ever have to search for someone to go to the park with, or to play in the pool with. You will have someone to share secrets with, someone to work puzzles with, someone to eat snacks with and watch movies. We think we are giving you the best gift we can: a brother or sister. Daddy has a brother and mommy has a sister and they are our best friends. Mama couldn't begin to imagine my life without your Aunt Heather. All my very best memories include her. Every single one. And that is my prayer for you. That your new brother or sister will be your very best friend. And that you will create life-long memories together. I am so very happy to be writing this letter to you. I know you are so tiny and won't even be able to read this or understand it for years to come, but it is important to me to tell you. I love you so very much. And I already love your brother or sister so very much too. And now we get to grow our love even more. This is a happy, happy day.



  1. Our whole family is so excited about this wonderful news.We will definitely be spreading our love!Such a sweet sweet letter!Love you all!

  2. Congrats Henderson Family! We are so excited about the new edition!!

  3. bawlllllling. and you my dear sister are the very best part of all my memories. as i've always said, my built in best friend. love you and so excited for this fun adventure (again) lol.

  4. Hip Hip Hooray!!! Ingrid will be an awesome Big Sister :)
    Your family is truly blessed.
    Now just can't wait to find out if it's a boy or a girl....

  5. Congratulations!! That is wonderful news!! I'm thinking a baby boy would feel a little out numbered...


  6. Great post Steph...made me cry. You already have a beautiful little family, now it will be even more perfect and a little bigger. Ingrid will be such a great big sister. Can't wait to meet the newest Henderson! love you lots