Dear Expectant Mother,
We are having trouble knowing where to begin, but I think
the most important thing to be said is “Thank you from the bottom of our
hearts!” We can’t image all the thoughts and emotions that you must be going
through. We have wanted to be parents
for a very long time and you are helping to make that wish come true.
We have already begun thinking about what life would be like
with a child, like attending the Cherry Blossom Festival in DC, going to the
national zoo, hiking, camping, and many more activities. We saw a picture on Facebook of a friend with
their six month old baby on a camping trip. We smiled and said “That will be
us.” Also in the summer we might attend
our church’s annual conference just like we did when we were kids. We are still
involved with many of the friends that we made there. In the fall we often
travel to Indiana to visit Eric’s family.
At Christmas we will either celebrate at home or travel to spend time
with family. I can’t wait to hang a “Baby’s
1st Christmas” ornament on the tree and make another stocking to join the rest
on the mantle.
We also imagine taking walks in the evening while pushing
the stroller, having a picnic at one of our parks and watching as your child
plays on the playground. We even think about your child’s first day of school
and walking with them like Heather’s mother did with her.
When we talked about a theme for the nursery we decided to
go with an outdoor/nature theme. We
started a collection of stuffed animals that include a turtle, ducks, moose,
giraffe, black bear, and pandas (which are Heather’s favorite animal). We also came up with an idea to paint a
picture on one of the walls. The picture
will be of a meadow with flowers on a sunny day that will be directly by the
We have so much love in our hearts that we want to share
with your child. We want to give them the same opportunities we had and
more. Whether it is dance lessons, music
lessons, sports, karate, or more, we want to encourage them to follow their
We have always wanted to adopt, as well as have some
children of our own. Fate intervened and
having children naturally no longer became an option. Even though that was a very sad moment, it
has never diminished our desire to be parents.
We know that there are so many children out there that need a home and
we want to be part of that.
We hope this helps you see a glimpse into our lives and what
your child’s life may be like. You courageous decision will help fulfill a void
in our lives. Your child will be loved
with all our hearts and we thank you for the opportunity for us to share a bit
about our lives with you.
Heather and Eric