I thought about what my first post should be this 1st day of January, 2013. I decided to write a love letter to Zefina Francesca or Zeeka, my soon-to-be-born daughter.

Baby at 5 months

Dear Zeeka, whom I am so excited to see,

As I wait for my toasted grilled cheese sandwich, all my thoughts are with you. Will you always be this hungry when you are born? Will you really love steaks, grilled cheese sandwiches and omelettes — those that you were used to? Will you be a pretty, smart, and healthy little girl? Will you be as active as mommy (I hope you felt all the ‘treadmill’ walks that we shared while you were in my tummy)? Or will you be as funny as daddy (Did you hear his jokes for you each night that you would kick?)? Will you have my awkwardly-positioned ears or daddy’s tomato nose? Will you be as sociable and as talkative as mommy or as sentimental and witty as daddy?

Zeeka, no matter what you like or how you will be, you will always be my daughter, and you will always be loved by us. Your daddy and I waited so long for this time to come. It’s January and in two months, we will see you. We can’t wait to hold you in our arms and hug you tight. We can’t wait to watch you while you sleep and to play with you when you wake up. We can’t wait to teach you the things that we know, and at the same time, we can’t wait to learn from you and from raising you.

We thank the Lord God for giving you to us. We thank Mama Mary, St. Joseph, Padre Pio, St. Gerard and St. Pedro Calungsod for interceding for us to the Father to have a child as adorable as you. We wish that you grow up to be a kind-hearted individual. We wish that you be a good, patient, generous, humble and loving little girl.

We love you, Zefina Francesca. This blog is dedicated to you.

Lovingly yours,
Mommy