yhen is starting to create a scrap book for her son, iamar. this letter was due may 20. we threw in a baby shower for her and she asked each of us to write letters for iamar.
i just told your mom her excitement in giving birth to you is contagious. everybody here in the office awaits the day she gives birth..well, partly because we made a wager on which date your delivery would fall (my bet is august 2, so please, please iamar, make it on earth on august 2). but also because everyday she looks forward to finally holding you in her arms.
nine months of waiting is no joke for someone like your mom. she's already full of life as a single person, she's even become more eager after she learned she's pregnant with you, unplanned it might be. there is not a single moment i can recall that she ever expressed disappointment or regret that she has you. all i see in her is how well a mom she is going to be. your mom is a delicate person but she's got a strong mind which will help her make it through with you, dad or no dad.
what else is there to say to a still unborn child? i dont want to scare you with grotesque realities of life; i dont want to tell you that the world you are soon to live in is characterized by hatred and greed, of inequalities and discrimination, of stark contrast between the rich and poor, of imminent destruction.
i want to tell you about how beautiful life is. i want to tell you that each new life like yours brings hope. each new life like yours can change things, can make people better, can improve relatiosnhips. each new life like yours brings forth love. that's what makes life beautiful.
your birth is a momentous event not only to your mom, aunts, grandparents, uncles, dad...it is so to us, your mom's friends, because we witness the efforts your mom exerts to prepare a good life for you. i am a mom myself so i know that as a mother yhen is going to be the happiest person to see you. she goes through many ordeals but i know that having you she'll become a much stronger person, mature and responsible. and as i said earlier, she'll make it through with you.
so, iamar, welcome. your mom said i'll be one of your godparents so this early i'm preparing for that responsibility. i'll be your best godparent, that is if you come on august 2. haha.