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Friday, October 19, 2018

A Letter to My Daughter

Dear Olivia,

In about one month, mummy and I will be carrying you in our arms. It has been more than eight months in mummy's tummy, but as they say - good things are worth waiting for. From the size of a grape seed, you grew to be a blueberry, a kiwi, an orange, and now you are the size of a melon! One thing for sure, mummy eats a lot of fruits. So many months of waiting, it was unreal initially, but as time passes, we get to see and feel you swimming inside mummy.  We can't wait to see your beautiful face - handmade and crafted by your Heavenly Father. We wonder, did you inherit daddy's dimples and double eye-lids, or did you inherit mummy's pretty face? Whatever it is, please be healthy, strong and happy inside mummy.
You mean you didn't know Olivia is coming?

I cannot wait till the day you mumble "papa" from your sweet little mouth. 

I cannot wait till the day you walk and stumble, but don't worry, papa got you. 

I cannot wait till the day you sing and dance in kindergarten, papa is sure to get that all down! 

I cannot wait till the day when you give papa a Father's Day gift. Sure it may look like scribbles, but I will be sure to frame it up. 

I cannot wait till the day I dress you up for school and wave goodbye to you, missing you for the 8-9 hours we are apart.

I want to say that I cannot wait till the day I walk you down the aisle, but let's not get there yet, shall we? I don't want to bawl my eyes out that fast.
Our dear daughter, Do you know why we named you Olivia? Because we want you to be like an olive tree, giving life and be fruitful in your life. Because we want you to be like an olive branch, a symbol of peace, reconciliation and victory. We wish that you will be a great joy and blessing to those who surround you. 
I pray that mummy can deliver you smoothly and safely. Please don't let mummy feel too much pain, okay? Mummy and I are stocking up on sleep since you may wake us up in the middle of the night, but you know what, despite that, we love you. We will always love you - we love you before we met you.

With lots of love,
Daddy Thomas