A note from my Dad

24 Jan

Just got this email from my Dad and had to repost here in full, because he’s the best ever and because I want to remember it forever.


Hope you are continuing to feel better overall.   It was so very nice to get that pic from you yesterday.   It seems about right from the time we saw you at Christmas to now.   You look great and also lovely and also beautiful.   I am grateful for all of us reaching the cusp of parenthood/grandparenthood.  It is an exciting time both for the new experiences we are encountering along the way, and for the always present jitters we feel about the unknown.   But that is the way the future is and, historically speaking, always has been…unknown until we get there.   I know there is always so much to think about, but in between making lists and plans, do take moments each day to reflect upon and take pleasure in the miracles that are occurring within you and around you.


Good advice for all those struggling with the transition from struggling to get pregnant to struggling with pregnancy after infertility (you know who you are!).

Okay, I might have to go cry now.


16 Responses to “A note from my Dad”

  1. Courtney January 24, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    I love your dad! How nice of him!

  2. Jenny January 24, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    What a sweet note from your dad. 🙂

  3. Kate January 24, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    Oh yeah- that would have me in tears! How sweet (and true!)

  4. slese1014 January 24, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    What a wonderful note from you dad…..I would definitely want to hold on to that forever!

  5. Lisa @ hapahopes January 24, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

    That is the sweetest thing! I want to hug your dad. Is that weird?

  6. sams January 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    Aw, what a sweet email! My dad is not so good at computers and even less good at typing. But we talk on the phone every week. 🙂

  7. Cristy January 24, 2013 at 5:15 pm #

    A very sweet note indeed. I’m glad you guys have one another.

  8. Belle January 24, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

    Your dad is amazing! Good words of advice for all of us in similar situations. Glad you have such an excellent support system, and thank you for sharing it with us!

  9. Katie January 24, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

    Oh my God, I am sobbing! He is so right….

  10. Keisha January 24, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

    That is so very sweet, Shelley. How wonderful to have such great support.

  11. trufflelove January 25, 2013 at 12:08 am #

    That message is so very sweet. What a great dad you have!!

  12. Amanda @ readingeachpage.blogspot.com January 25, 2013 at 1:16 am #

    That is so sweet.

  13. Alicia January 25, 2013 at 4:13 am #

    Your dad is so sweet!

  14. Aplatanada January 25, 2013 at 5:53 am #

    Your dad is pretty awesome. 🙂

  15. chon January 26, 2013 at 1:07 am #

    What a gorgeous note!!

  16. Alissa January 28, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

    What a lovely e-mail. You are a lucky lady. I am so happy you are getting to far into this pregnancy and that you have a good team looking after you. I know this baby will be a true miracle.

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