For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb. (Psalm 139:13 NIV)
Hey guys. I’m Baby Huneycutt.
Mommy and Daddy are excited about finally meeting me in February, but I don’t know what the big deal is. Haven’t they seen a baby before? Don’t we all look alike?
Besides, I see my daddy’s face all the time, scrunched up and goofy-eyed when he leans down to whisper “I love you.” He pats my head or sometimes tickles my feet. My mommy constantly rubs my body. I can’t see her, but I know her. I’m part of her, for always.
Mommy’s friend, Trish, asked friends to share their advice for my arrival. I figured who better to offer advice than me, the kid? Here goes…
To my Mommy and Daddy…
Things are gonna get a bit noisy. I can’t talk yet, at least, not in a way you understand. The only way to get your attention is to cry…for now. As I get older, I’ll employ a multitude of weapons to accomplish that. Don’t let the noise bother you. It will only last for a couple decades.
Things are gonna get messy. Don’t buy many new or expensive clothes my first few years. Enough said about that.
We’ll all be learning parenthood together. Don’t beat yourself up over your mistakes. I won’t hold them against you. Stock up on a huge supply of grace, forgiveness, and hugs. I’ll never outgrow them.
Stand united with each other. Otherwise, I’ll play Mommy against Daddy, and that game really isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.
Until I can do things for myself, I’ll need lots of your time. Delete the word “me” from your vocabulary. It’s all about “us” now.
Speaking of us, I love feeling your arms slip around Mommy’s waist, Daddy. You tickle Mommy’s neck with your lips, and her whole body sighs in satisfaction. That helps me relax and feel secure in your love. I’ll let you in on a little secret, Daddy. After a few sleepless nights and long days at the library, Mommy might need you to wrap her in your arms, whisper “I love you” in her ear, and ask what you can do to help her. That’s a perfect way to keep your romance burning.
But most important, God created me in His image and entrusted me to you, my sweet parents. He designed parents to love Him above all, and then each other. Keep your eyes and heart focused on Him, and everything else will fall into place.
I love you, Mommy and Daddy! It won’t be long until February!
Has Baby Huneycutt covered everything?
Any advice you’d like to add?