Welcome to the family sweetheart! You are now a full 3 months old and curious about the world around you. You are one gorgeous baby by the way…….and as babies go I suppose you’re not too bad….even your auntie Ruby can stand to have you around for the most part.
My heart is however quite saddened every time I hold your sweet little hand, or look into those big blue eyes. You have no idea of what the life ahead holds for you. You are the child of a single mother, who has no job, cannot look after herself, drops you onto everybody’s lap but her own at every chance she gets, who smokes like a chimney while breastfeeding and who is but a child herself.
You were unplanned, an accident, not wanted initially and a little girl who will never know who her father is, as you mommy has no clue. But do not think bad of your mother…….she is doing the best she can, and I will give her plenty credit for that. The decision to keep you was a big and mature decision to begin with…..and while looking at the bigger picture I don’t think she’s doing too bad of a job. She’s trying her best, her mother is helping out a whole lot and the whole family has gathered around our little angel baby. We love you dear!
My cousin, your mommy, is starting her brand new job today. I phoned her this morning to see how she’s doing…..she was heartbroken at having to leave you at the lady who is looking after you. But you’re a happy little baby and didn’t even cry once. You’ll be just fine……now we just have to try and convince your crying little mommy of this.
Everybody was shocked and I suppose a little disappointed when we hear about your mommy’s lifestyle and that she was pregnant with no idea of who the father was. But we love her. She’s a sweet little thing and packed the bull by the horns when it came to facing the consequences. I wasn’t disappointed just flabbergasted that in this day and age with AIDS and all, that some people still refuse to use birth control pills, condoms(don’t worry about not knowing what these are yet) etc when having a little fun. What on earth was she thinking??? Not only did she have to cope with the fact that she was pregnant……she also had to cope with the trauma of going for HIV testing.
But of course, then your little angel face showed up after 9 months. And although some of the aunts and uncles had up until that time felt saddened and angry about her situation, all those feelings were lost the moment they laid eyes on you. And you charmed all of them….even the most grumpy. You’re mommy will have to buy a shotgun when you get a little older!!!!
I just have one piece of advice for you. Regardless of how sweet you are, and how cute you are or how you laugh and hold out your little arms when you see me……crying your auntie Ruby awake at half past 5 on Christmas morning is just not on!
Lots of love, hugs and kisses