To My Firstborn: I Hope You Know I Didn’t Forget About You

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“To my firstborn:

I hope you know I didn’t forget about you.

I didn’t forget about our time together before your little sister joined us.

I didn’t forget all the memories we’ve made the past two years.

And I certainly didn’t forget the way you giggle when I chase you, smile when you see me, beam with excitement when you see trucks and wrap me in those little arms of yours as I kiss your chubby cheeks.


I might have to divide my time now.

I might have to hold your sister more.

I might have to feed her instead of playing with you.

But I didn’t forget about you.

We might only get a few fleeting moments together right now, but I didn’t forget about you.


You will always be my firstborn.

My baby boy.

The one who made me a momma.

The one who shaped me, taught me, and helped me grow in more ways than one.

The one who opened my heart, my eyes, and my arms to a love bigger than I could ever imagine.

And I will never forget about you.”


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