Dear Expectant Mother,
We are happy you are reading this letter. We want you to
know that we have always wanted to grow our family through adoption. It will be
a chance to love another child as we truly believe we are all Gods’ children.
Our boys are so excited for their little sibling that they gather toys and soft
teddys for when they arrive.
We have been married for 9 years and together for 12 years.
We have always talked about growing our family with adoption. Jerold is our
oldest son who is 6. He loves collecting soft toys for his future baby sister
or baby brother. Elijah loves his big brother and wants to be just like him. He
too is so sweet with his baby cousins and asks when we will get another baby in
our home. Our dog, Oreo, loves to play and get attention from the boys. He
often sits near them as he knows food will eventually fall from their hands.
You are so brave to have come so far on this unknown journey
and maybe you wonder what will be thought of and said about you to your child,
so we want to share with you that we believe that you are one of the bravest
and most selfless people we could ever know. The kind of life that we will
provide your child is one where they will be loved, rocked to sleep at night,
have their tears wiped away and lots of singing and dancing. They will have two
big brothers to run around with and play with who are so excited to meet them. As
they get older there may be times when they fall but we will be there to
encourage them to get back up each and every time. They will have activities
that they will be involved in to nurture their passions and we will encourage
them to always do the best that they can.
We look forward to teaching them to ride a bike and then
graduating to driving a car. We will be excited when they tell us all about who
they like. If we have a son, we will teach our son how to care and respect his
date and if we are blessed with a daughter we will teach our daughter to be
treated with care and respect. We will be the annoying parents with all the
bells and whistles at every award and graduation. We will cry like babies when
they leave their nest as their own journey begins and we will lead them down
the aisle when they make their first step for their own family.
And while the life of your child unfolds before us, we will
celebrate you, their first mother, who put aside her own feelings out of love
for her child so that they could accomplish everything you dreamed of for them,
and we will thank you for the joy of having these memories. For without you,
all of these things would not be possible. You will not be forgotten and you will
be honored. You see, we have great shoes to fill for this leap of faith you are
taking. Without you our family would not be complete. We love you and will
never stop cherishing you.
"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you
seem, and smarter than you think” A. A. Milne
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean
not on your own understanding;
With all our love,
Charles and Susanne