Malakai my boy, you are going to be a BIG-BIG-BIG brother to your little baby brother VERY soon! WOOHOO!
From the moment I found I out I was pregnant with your brother, I couldn’t help but feel SO proud knowing without a doubt that you would be an awesome big brother.
I have been stealing extra moments with you, where it’s just us, and I have been soaking all that quality time whenever I can. Yes, that’s why I didn’t fight with you when you wanted to snuggle in our bed, and have extra long back tickles and chats at night. I just wanted more time with you, even though you do drive me nuts with your loud, and very extra personality some times.
You’re my favourite kind of crazy!
We have kept you in the know, and involved with all things baby – sometimes you get so excited about being a big brother – that you make little presents for the baby out of your old toys, or you talk to and kiss the baby bump, AND you tell us about all the plans and adventures you have in store for you and your future bestie!
Sometimes, you get a bit bored with it all, because it feels like you’ve been waiting forever to meet him! I don’t blame you, “kid-time” feels like “forever”…
You are VERY curious and inquisitive about the baby, and often ponder and philosophize at arms length how you perceive future life with a baby bro in the picture.
WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK
Although you are very excited about being a big brother now, I know that maybe you will feel a bit different when your little brother is in the picture.
Maybe my dear Mali-boo, you might even feel left out sometimes, or like mom and dad are too busy with the baby, and have forgotten about you – but in actual fact we LOVE YOU JUST THE SAME – IF NOT MORE – even if our family is growing and changing.
Remember Mali : that change won’t always feel comfortable, but change encourages us to grow – to grow in love, confidence, faith, family and in character. Thank you for being brave with us in this new season <3
So don’t worry my boy, mom and dad are here to walk with you, and to always hold your hand when you feel afraid, or uncertain of yourself and the situations you find yourself in.
Your baby brother is going to learn so much from you, and I know you will hold his hand like we hold yours as he grows up.
You are very nurturing, gentle, and have a lot of drive and determination – I know that your little brother will feel very loved, safe and confident around you, and will learn from you all the time!!!
We don’t expect you to be “the perfect big brother” , and to always be good, and get it right, NO ways! We want you to be you, whatever that may mean, in a way that always feel true to who you are and what you believe to be good and true!
THANK YOU MALI FOR…
- For teaching mom and dad to have faith like never before.
- For showing us what it means to be brave and how to love unselfishly.
- For showing us that it’s okay to get it wrong, and to say sorry and forgive quickly.
- For being patient with US, your mom and dad – and for teaching us “patience”.
Thank you Mali for trusting us, always – with your secrets, your heart aches, frustrations, and of course with your millions of dreams!!! Can’t wait to see them all come true! HA!
Thank you for teaching me about “the boy way of life” – for making me accustomed to weird smells, loud sounds, hugs that knock me to the floor, constant adventure seeking, and for literally eating everything and anything I make you.
- Thank you Mali for telling mommy that she looks pretty out of the blue.
- Thank you for picking me flowers and weeds from the garden.
- Thank you for seeing when mom is tired OR not feeling well, and for giving me hugs and offering to pray for me.
Thank you Mali, for teaching us to dream with our eyes open like you do,
and for encouraging us to play fun silly games like you do and to actually enjoy them like you do!
Thank you for challenging us with your valid well thought opinions, and for questioning us (ALWAYS) and reminding us what is truly important. (FAITH, FAMILY, LOVE ALWAYS)
YOU TRULY ARE MOM AND DADS MOST SPECIALIST OF GIFTS!
WE LOVE YOU WITH OUR EVERYTHING, AND FEEL SO HONOURED TO BE YOUR PARENTS!
Can’t wait to watch you take on this new chapter in your stride, and to watch you grow up into becoming the man that God has intended and destined for you to be!
WE LOVE YOU, and are SO VERY PROUD of YOU!
Love Mom, Dad, and Baby bro x