Letters to Grace

So, this weekend I bought a journal and have started to write letters to Grace. I don't know when I'll give it to her...maybe when she gets married...is pregnant herself...going through those emotional teen years...I dont know.

But I am writing love letters to her. How we've wanted her for so long...we've loved her before we knew she'd ever exist...how we've prayed for her and missed her all of these years. I've included what it was like feeling her kick for the first time...hearing her heartbeat for the first time...all of that stuff.

It's helped me feel a lot closer to her. It's given me some closure on my fear and anxiety. I'm starting to accept that she is real and I'm having a healthy pregnancy.

I would reccomend it. I'm really not a journaler otherwise, and thus has helped me focus on the positive things.
Plus I would have loved to have something like thus from my mother.

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prk218
prk218

I think that it terrific and a great idea. If I ever get a BFP, I think that I will do the same. You could use it almost as a semiscrap book as well to put in some of the ultrasound pictures or records or whatever.
truststhelord
truststhelord

I\'ve thought of doing some newspaper clippings of big events that have happened during my pregnancy too.

The whole thing has just made my pregnancy feel more real. I\'ve been having a hard time accepting that there will be a baby this fall...I\'ve just been waiting for it all to end, but I really have no reason to think that it will.

I hope you get your BFP soon!
babydini
babydini

It is a great idea. I have used a pregnancy journal for each of my pregnancies, but not one like you are describing - it would have been good to do that.
truststhelord
truststhelord

Thanks :-) My DH has actually started one to her too. we\'ve been sharing all we are doing to prepare for her arrival...getting her room ready...how excited we are to meet her. It\'s been a good thing for me.
ardua
ardua

I think its a great idea, I plan on printing out all my journals from DS, even the ones from my infertility days to remind myself and to show our child where we came from and how God is faithful and blessed us with a child. I love the idea!!