It’s not often your world changes in a moment. Nothing can truly prepare you for the day you meet your child for the first time. No matter how many classes you may take or how many children you may have, the experience of holding your brand new baby is an overwhelming feeling of unconditional love.
If you could share with your child the feelings you experienced on the day they were born, what would you say? What words perfectly capture the emotions you had when you first felt the weight of your newborn on your chest or smelled that fresh new baby scent?
PLN has partnered with PlaytexBaby™ to bring your experiences to light with our Dear Baby Contest. Our PLNers share their special moments for a chance to win $10,000 and create more memories. Check out some of our favourite submissions below, and be sure to add your own for your chance to win.
On the day you were born, I never thought I could possibly love someone else so much. Then I laid eyes on you. The moment I saw you, the world completely changed and I knew; at that moment you were the most important person and love of my life. I want you to know, even on the bad days, emotional days, and hard days I will never stop loving you. I want you to do whatever makes your heart happy and to take the world head on. You are so very special and beautiful. And always remember, you are meant to do wonderful and extraordinary things. Never let anyone tell you any different.
On the day you were born, I came to realize what it truly meant to love someone unconditionally. I knew in that moment that I would do everything in my power to protect you and give you the best possible life. You were the missing puzzle piece to our family, now we are finally complete. Thank you for being the light of my life, even on the darkest days. Keep shining little one.
On the day you were born, my life truly began. The love I had in my heart for this beautiful little sweet red headed baby was, and is, indescribable. That day at the hospital it was just your dad and me. You came into the world slowly and my heart grew three sizes. You complete our world sweet Harper and we love you.
Congratulations to Shelby H. of Benito, MB for winning the Dear Baby Contest–$10,000!!!
We also wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took the time to enter. Your letters were a heartwarming joy to read.
*Opinions expressed are those of the author, and not necessarily those of Parent Life Network or their partners.