(most particularly the squirmy-little-boy posterity currently residing in my watermelon-tummy)
This is your mother speaking in her 38th week of pregnancy. I want you to know that you are a big deal. And by that I don’t just mean that you are a large child, though you are certainly that. What I mean is that you are important. Already! And actually, you have been a big deal ever since you were a little bean of genetic information deep inside my belly.
Ever since we prayed about starting a family, I could feel that you were an excited little spirit, anxious to come to earth. I could feel that you wanted to be in our family and you wanted to come as soon as we’d let you. I’m grateful that Heavenly Father gave us the opportunity to take part in giving you the opportunity of mortality.
I have a testimony of the plan of salvation. I know that the importance of having bodies and being on the earth. I know that you are going to love being here and we are so excited to see you. I promise to be the best mommy I can. I love you.
your (almost) mom
Here are some quotes from Neil L. Anderson’s talk, “Children” that help express my feelings:
“It is a crowning privilege of a husband and wife who are able to bear children to provide mortal bodies for these spirit children of God. We believe in families, and we believe in children.”
“When a child is born to a husband and wife, they are fulfilling part of our Heavenly Father’s plan to bring children to earth. The Lord said, “This is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.”1 Before immortality, there must be mortality.”