Dear Annie Rose,
When Reuben was a baby I prayed and dreamed and hoped that you would join our family... we had your name, we just didn't have you! Then after a while it seemed that maybe this dream was not going to come true and it got packed away in a dusty basket labelled "too hard".
Life goes on and other projects come along. I've been busy doing this and that, but mostly trying to be a good mum to your big sister and brothers. Then when I least expected it, we found out that you were going to join our family.
It's been a big adjustment, getting used to the idea of having a little baby in the house again, and there have been plenty of people to tell us how hard it will be. But today I got an email from a lovely lady who I've never met, who told me that the worst that could happen is that we will have... "The most delightful child who will be the center of your universe. Each child is such a miracle and to be able to have one now, what a blessing!!!!"
How true is that! I was forgetting how amazing a baby in the house would be. I can't wait to meet you Annie Rose, you are a miracle to our family and I thank God for you.
I love you our precious one.