To My 2020 Baby, You Are the Brightest Spot of This Difficult Year

Though there have been disappointments and heartaches, loss and grief, you have softened that pain and I have never been disappointed that you are here making this world even more beautiful.

You are not responsible for any of the difficulties of 2020 and you are not tied to them.

People will say that it was the worst year ever and in many ways that is true but that is not true for me because 2020 brought you.

I am grateful you were born in this year even though it was with some unique challenges, this year will always be special for me because you are one of my greatest joys.

There were aspects of the year you were born that I did not love and that brought significant hardship for our family, you were what made this year better.

In many ways you represent hope, a rainbow of promise but that doesn’t mean you have to be our hope and live up to some expectation of carrying our healing- our recovery is ours to bear and commit to as our promise to you.

It is not your job to make up for any of the hardship of the year you were born and it is not your job to make it better for us, you just being here does that already.

2020 brought a lot of change and challenges and you brought joy, hope, peace, promise, and so much love. You are the beauty amidst the chaos.

I love you. Thank you for being you. I’m so grateful to be your mommy.



Photo credit: Meghann Street Photography

This post was written by Jessica Martin-Weber of The Leaky Boob. See more from her on Facebook.

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