A Letter To My Niece


Dear sweet M,

On Monday, you came into this world and made it a more beautiful place. I know that it was probably a rough day for you, but it was a wonderful day for our family. You see, your mommy is my little sister. Although I was only 2 years old, I remember when she first came home from the hospital. Unlike you, she was born too early and had to stay in the hospital for a long time. I didn’t really understand a lot at the time, but I knew that everyone was really worried about her. When she finally got to come home, I got to hold her and play with her. Then, she grew up and became my best friend.

Your mommy and daddy are the most amazing people – they love each other and love the Lord so much. They are one of those couples that people want to be around because they are so happy and laugh so much. You are such a lucky girl because they have been praying for you since you were first conceived. I have been praying for you, too. And when I finally got to meet you this week, I was full of indescribable joy. The first time I saw you, you were lying in your mother’s arms. You were so tiny and so beautiful. I got to hold you for the first time, and I instantly fell in love with you. I could tell that your mommy and daddy were so full of love for you. Your grandparents were there, too. For a moment, time stood still while we passed you around and felt our hearts grow bigger to make room for such a special girl.

In the book of Psalm, the Bible says: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14”. I have been thinking about these verses all week – while I was driving to the hospital before you were born, after you were born when I looked into your eyes, and now that I’m back home missing you. I have been praising God all week because He is our Creator. I want you to know that you were specifically designed by God and that He made you in your mother’s womb. His works are wonderful. You are wonderful. I pray that all of us who are blessed to be a part of your life will demonstrate the love of Jesus in such a way that you will grow up always knowing how much He loves you.

I know that we’re going to have so much fun together – I am looking forward to the special days that we will share together as you grow up. Although I don’t live very close to you right now, know that you hold a very special place in my heart. When you get bigger, you can visit me and we’ll have fun sleepovers. I can tell you stories about your mommy and me when we were little girls. I will tell you how we would play with dolls all the time and pretend that they were real babies. We even put real diapers on them! I’ll show you pictures from the day that your mommy and daddy got married – that was a beautiful day as well. At the time, I thought that someone like you might come along one day, but I never imagined how wonderful that day would be.

I pray that you grow up healthy and happy. I pray that you know how much you are loved by your family and most of all, by your Jesus. He will be there to help you even when we cannot. Even when you think that no one understands, He does. I pray that one day you will look back and read these words when you need them. I am praying for you, sweet angel. Don’t grow up too fast! Enjoy every moment – they were all created by Him.

All my love,
Aunt Allie

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13

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6 responses to “A Letter To My Niece

  1. Ally

    Aw, so sweet. Your niece is so blessed to be born into a family that already loves her so much and will raise her to know about her Creator. Congratulations friend!

  2. Chasie

    All I know is that this made me think how blessed she is to have you to love her. Which only made me think, so am I.

  3. Hilary

    Umm yes it is a VERY good thing I didn’t read this during the board meeting! Girl you went and made me cry! This is the most beautiful and heartfelt letter. Your niece is so blessed to have an aunt like you.

  4. WordGirl

    What a beautiful post! It made me cry and it makes me think that I should take time to write more letters to my daughters as they grow up, so that they’ll know how I felt about them each step along the way.

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