Open letter to newborn baby
Start writing a post
Relationships

To My Newborn Godson, Even Though I'm Not Your Mom, I Will Love You Like My Own

Welcome to the world.

834
https://unsplash.com/photos/4ZuX_5U6xTs
Aditya Romansa

My dearest godson,

Even before you were born I already knew we had a bond stronger than anything I had ever experienced. I often dreamt about you hugging me, laughing, and bouncing around. I knew deep in my heart that you and I would share something that no one else would understand, something that I could never put to words.

I remember the exact morning I woke up to a text from your mother, about two weeks before you were born. She asked me if I wanted to be a godmother, and straight away I knew it was you who I would be honored to look after for the rest of my life. I already loved you and your sister more than anything in this world, so I was delighted to learn that I would soon receive a title that would make me the happiest person alive. Back then, I still didn't know for sure which one of you I'd be proud to call my godson or goddaughter, but my heart kept telling me it would be you.

Fast-forward to the day you were born, I woke up to the happiest news of the year: the world had finally welcomed you and your sister. My heart was skipping beats like crazy, knowing that I would finally meet the two newest additions to the family, and maybe even find out which one of you would give me my new title. The moment I got to the hospital, your grandma told me that you had been taken to the nursery less than five minutes before I arrived, and my heart ached a little.

I hugged your mommy and daddy, and they greeted me with huge smiles on their faces, congratulating me for my new status as a godmother. And then, your mommy said the words I had been craving to hear for weeks: "he's your godson." My heart was instantly filled with so much joy and the purest, kindest love I had ever experienced. I felt an enormous rush of happiness, and so I begged my mom to take me to the nursery to see you.

We rang the bell, and then we asked a nurse to bring you to the nursery window. She rolled your crib to the window so I could finally meet you, and that's when my body was filled with enormous excitement, amazement, love, happiness, and hope. You and your sister were the most perfect little babies my eyes had ever seen. You then proceeded to open your eyes incredibly wide, and right when you looked at me, I was so genuinely proud to finally call you my godson.

I promise to always love and protect you from anything and everything in this world. I promise to help you grow into a wonderful man, a man whose life will be focused on love, respect, and greatness. I promise to guide you, to always try to understand you, and to steer you away from evil. I promise I'll always be there for you when you need me, and I promise I'll constantly check in on you. Baby, you're one day old and I already love you.

Welcome to the world,

Your godmother

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

40595
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

115529
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments