The moment I learned that you were growing inside me, time seemed to be suspended in air. It is a moment that took my breath away from the sheer force of hope, fear, love and joy colliding together. Your Dad, standing beside me, erupted in an uncharacteristic burst of tears. The seconds that elapsed shortly thereafter are forever to be a milestone in my life. Your life immediately changed mine.
I didn’t sleep at all that night. Time stood still with cloudlike questions floating in my head. Hardly able to believe that all our hoping and praying for this day to come had actually arrived—we are going to be parents! Now what?
Cautiously optimistic seems to be the road suggested for first time parents. A fervent, pervasive thought from that moment on has been a wish for you to grow healthy and happy. And while we couldn’t share with the world our happiness, for those moments you were our most cherished secret.