Dear Claire and Grace,
We have no doubt that tomorrow will be the happiest day of our lives. We cannot equate the excitement that we feel to anything else. Cohabitation, our wedding, our house... They all pale in comparison to the thought of bringing you two into the world and seeing your faces for the first time. So many times we have tried to imagine what it will be like when we first see you, hear you, and hold you. But we're sure that nothing can prepare us for the emotion that your arrival will bring.
You two are our greatest accomplishments and you've already added so much to our lives. There has been so much planning that has gone into this one day. We have worked so hard to make things perfect here for you girls, and we will try our best to be the kind of parents you deserve. Please forgive us in advance for the mistakes we will surely make along the way. Know that everything we do is with the best of intentions.
This has not been the easiest nine months. Yet we are so proud of you both for hanging in there so long and really helping us to have a model twin pregnancy. As hard as it has been at times, we will miss the days of watching you grow in Mommy's belly. We will miss watching in amazement as you moved inside her like you're trying to escape. We will miss talking to you from the other side. All of these things will become our treasured memories. But we know it is time for you girls to join us here. There is a big, amazing world just waiting for you to discover it. We cannot wait to see this world through your eyes.
So we now close the door on this part of our lives as you girls prepare to leave the only home you've ever known. Tomorrow we will become parents... something we know will be our greatest responsibility, but we also suspect our greatest joy. We are grateful to God for the two darling angels he has given us. We are grateful to friends and family who have been so supportive and generous. There are a lot of people who love you girls already and soon you will meet them all.
We love you with all our hearts and we wanted to be the first to wish you two a happy birthday.
All our love,
Mom and Dad