Your little boy is due this week. Is he going to come now or wait for Thanksgiving pie and leftovers? You’ve written him dozens of letters – bits of advice, stories of his family, and the love you feel for him. It’s all been so intense and beautiful.
You’ve experienced some great joys during this pregnancy (like giving a TEDxTalk!).
You’ve also gone through incredible sadness as your grandma passed away. You knew you were lucky; you got to know her as you were a child and an adult. Celebrate that. Your son may never get to meet the woman who inspired your work and so much of your passion. But know this: he will know her stories. As long as you share them, they will continue in his heart, too.
Future Mama, you are loved. You are not alone on this journey; no mama ever is.
You’ll do great. More than great!
And no, that little guy isn’t going to let you sleep any better once he’s in your arms! Soak it up, though. No one ever looks back and says this experience goes by too slowly.
September photo taken by Lauren Zurchin.