Thursday, February 13, 2014

Promise

Baby Rodriguez!


I can’t call you anything but promise right now, because that’s what you are.  

You are a promise living inside of your mother.  The promise is this: soon you will come out from that beautiful warm place and be among us.

I once had your father in that beautiful place and even then, I knew he would change my life.  I was so awestruck at the life inside of me…it was a magical time. 

What’s funny is that I did so much preparation of the world he would be coming into without thinking once that he was already there… like you are already here with us.

What can I tell you about your world? 

It is filled with unique and glowing things.  It is either cold or warm and it is rarely the correct, perfect temperature that you experience right now in your mother’s womb.  The best thing that we can find here is something we call joy and peace, and it is sometimes hard to find.  Your Grandpa and I believe that God, the one who created us, is the only ONE who can give us joy and peace.

Many people in this world disagree with us.

You are coming into a world that is filled with love.  It is filled with people who need each other.  It is also filled with children laughing and dogs that lick your face.  This world is also filled with hate and fear, too.  Sometimes people treat each other badly and are unforgiving. 

As your Grandmother, I wish I could make this part of the world be far away from you.  I wish I could tell you that you will never experience it as long as I’m alive. 

But I can’t.

Instead, I will tell you this:  God is perfect and I will pray that you find Him in this life.  He is the one who created your beautiful self…such a beautiful girl you already are!

I want you to know some things about your life that I can tell you now: 
It’s going to be alright.

You are loved by your family and you are already a treasure.

God is real and He loves you. 

I want you to know that you will change your parents’ lives.  Once they see your face, they will never be the same.  They love you so much already and they can’t wait to see you.

Until you come to us, you are a promise.  A promise of life and love and hope and a future.  You are the promise of hope for many generations to come.  You are a promise that I treasure and wait for. 

I love you,


Grandma