can. not. wait.


Dear Baby,

I think I’ve reached that point… the point where I just don’t want to wait any longer.

Sure, I could be more uncomfortable. Sure, I could have more things crossed off of my nesting “to-do” list. Sure, I could be more rested. Sure, I could have had more play time with Big Brother and more dates with Daddy.

But none of it matters.

I’m just so excited to meet you and hold you and kiss you and see you.

There is a part of me that wants to wait. For now… you are mine. I share you with none and I like it that way.

But soon, you will belong to the world.

And that is the way it should be.

Daddy loves you and needs you. Levi, no doubt, will love you and need you. And the world already loves you and needs you.

So. Much.

Little one, we couldn’t be anticipating your arrival more. I only hope we can do your entrance justice with our tears and cheers.

Because, oh boy, you are celebrated!

You are strong now – always moving, growing steadily, weighing in around seven pounds, constantly hiccuping, keeping me up at night, stretching and tapping, twisting and bumping, head-butting my bladder, making me waddle, pinching my nerves, sticking your bum out, reminding me of your presence, taking up my dreams, and constantly invading my thoughts.

You are so present, so alive, so amazing.

And I think you’re nearly ready to meet the world.

Yup, I have my suspicions that you want to meet us as much as we want to meet you.

Love you baby. Forever. Always. And more…
mama xxxox

Dear friends, I usually don’t post letters like this on the Memos. I have personal blogs for my boys that I write letters to them each month. But this one? This one I wanted to share. Because let’s be honest, I’m nearly there… and there’s not much else on my mind these days than meeting my sweet boy face-to-face.

About Author

Adriel Booker is an author, speaker, and advocate based in Sydney, Australia who believes storytelling, beauty, and the grace of God will change the world. Adriel has become a trusted voice in areas of motherhood and parenting, Christian spirituality, and global women's issues. She's also known for her work with the Love A Mama Collective—serving under-resourced women in developing nations through safe birth initiatives—as well as her years spent as a Bible teacher and leadership coach. Her latest book is Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss and she's made the companion grief journal available for free. Find Adriel across all social media platforms at @adrielbooker or sign up for LoveNotes, Adriel's 'secret posts' that aren't published anywhere else online. ✌️


  • Kristin
    26 September 2011 at 12:33 am

    Beautiful letter and well-deserved of sharing with the world!

  • Just Cherish Today
    26 September 2011 at 1:01 am

    love it – such a great letter! :

  • Jennifer
    26 September 2011 at 1:14 am

    How sweet! I too am pregnant with my second baby girl and due in mid-October! The waiting game is brutal! God bless you!

    • Adriel
      27 September 2011 at 1:06 pm

      Congrats Jennifer! We’re nearly there!!! 🙂

  • Jessica W
    26 September 2011 at 6:36 am

    Love that you shared this letter. So incredibly sweet. Can’t wait to see pics of your second little man. Praying the rest of your pregnancy is comfortable and sweet!

  • Rachel J.
    26 September 2011 at 7:16 am

    Thanks for such a beautiful post. I love this! Makes me excited to meet mine who is due in November.

  • Cari
    26 September 2011 at 11:50 am

    Adriel, I’m glad you shared your beautiful letter. These last moments in pregnancy are probably the most anticipated. It’s good to release the joy, just as it’s good to release the stress. Joy is contagious. Much happiness to your growing family, all the best in your new journey, Mommyhood xs 2!

    • Adriel
      27 September 2011 at 1:08 pm

      Thanks Cari! Yeah, I think I had a lot more stress, but I’ve turned a corner now and feel relaxed and ready… and all joy just like you said! Woohoo, the end is fun! (Well, for the most part… heh heh.) 😀

  • Alicia
    26 September 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Such a sweet letter…I love it! 🙂

  • Micheline
    26 September 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Ah, I’m so excited for you! I can’t believe that it was only a couple of weeks ago that I was in the same boat as you are now. He will be here before you know it and then you get to start the next phase of your life, the new season of your family. Hugs to you in these last days of pregnancy1

    • Adriel
      27 September 2011 at 1:11 pm

      I know! It seemed like we were so far apart in pregnancy, but in reality only a few weeks. Our babes are virtually the same age. I’m not gonna lie though… kinda hoping my babe is a little smaller at birth than yours. 😉

  • Carol
    27 September 2011 at 3:36 am

    So sweet, Adriel. Thank you so much for sharing this little piece of your soul with us! He has such a wonderful, and loving momma! We can’t wait to see his cherub face in this space.

  • Courtney @ The Mommy Matters
    27 September 2011 at 3:54 am

    What a sweet post! There is nothing so amazing as the feeling of a baby inside of you. Can’t wait for you to introduce us all to your new little blessing! 🙂

  • Miriam
    27 September 2011 at 8:39 am


    I remember at the very end of my pregnancy with Mia I felt I had waited sooo long and was soooo ready and excited. I was praying and telling God this when he said to me, “I’ve been waiting for her in eternity”. I began to cry when I realized my 9 months of waiting and anticipating did not compare with our Lords anticipation. He loves us so much and knew us before the creation of the world. He has been waiting too.

    • Adriel
      27 September 2011 at 1:12 pm

      “I’ve been waiting for her in eternity” – wow, what an amazing concept! love it!! x

  • Monica
    27 September 2011 at 10:02 am

    So sweet! Looking forward to checking in one day to find a picture of you holding your little boy in your arms…it won’t be long! Blessings xx

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