Dear Owen,

I wanted to write to you explaining what is about to happen the next several months. I know you are too young and you won’t understand now, but someday you will be able to read this and understand. I want you to know that your daddy and I love you very much.

Owen you have been the center of our world since the moment I found out I was pregnant. We loved you from the beginning and over time, our love has only grown. I remember the first time I saw you. I held you in my arms and was absolutely overcome with joy and amazement. I adored my beautiful baby boy. You were perfect. Everything I could have ever wanted in a baby, I found it in you and so much more. You stole me from that first moment you looked at me. And to this day, when I hear you say “mama” you melt my heart.

Owen, every time you smile, every time you hold my hand or wrap your arms around me, I fall more in love with you. I never knew I could love someone as much as I love you. You are my pride and joy, you are my world, my every breath. You are the reason I wake up and know that my life has a meaning, to be your mommy.

Owen I want to explain something though. My heart is made up of puzzle pieces. There are four main pieces. Your daddy, well he filled one of those pieces by being my husband. You my son, filled another piece. I never knew I had two more pieces to fill until the day I found out we were going to be having your twin sisters. Now the time has come to fill those pieces and let Amelia and Allie complete the puzzle.

However your daddy and I have to go to a hospital far away from you to bring your sisters into this world. We have to go to a hospital that is far away because your sisters are special. God decided that when he planted your sisters in my belly, he was going to sew them together. He thought they needed each other and so he made them so close that they were knitted together. His plan for the girls is for them to be together and then after they are born, when they get strong enough, we will unsew them and let them be individual kids just like you. He knew they had to be together for a while then someday he was going to separate them so then they could run and jump just like you do. After they are separated, once they get strong enough, they’ll come home and live with us. Until then mommy and daddy will be gone a lot and will be with them in the hospital.

During this time you will get to stay with Grandma and Grandpa Ambeau, Uncle Tommy and Aunt Natalie, and you’ll get to see Aunt Melissa, Uncle Andy, and cousin Luke too. You will even go see GG and Al. There will be lots of people watching you and taking care of you. You will ride to work with Grandma and Grandpa and go to daycare everyday. There you will color, paint, play with sand and water, take naps, and make lots of friends. This will keep you busy and make the days go by.

Mommy and Daddy will miss you big man. We will constantly talk about you. We are sad just like you are. We will miss many dinners together, bath time, night time stories, and Saturday cartoons. We will miss seeing you come home from daycare and we will have to see your art projects over the computer. But know that this time will pass and we will soon be home with you. For now you have to be a good boy and not give your grandparents a hard time. We promise to make up for all the missed times. We will make sure to visit and let you come visit and see your sisters too. It will be hard because it will be boring for you and you’ll want to play. However the area where your sisters will be is not an area for playing.

So Owen, prepare for your two sisters. Amelia and Allie will soon overtake your world. You will be a great big brother, I have no doubt in my mind about that. You will love them and fight with them. You will wish you were an only child some days and other days you’ll be grateful to have them as your sisters. You will do great my son, you will do great.

Just remember we love you. We will always love you. You are our first born and our only son. You hold a special place in our hearts. Please never forget this.

I love you

Your mommy

 

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