Dear Expectant Mother,
Hello, my name is Sylvan and I thank you for taking the time
to read my letter. Motherhood is a dream I have been pursuing for many years. I
am excited and committed to becoming a mother and raising your child with an
open heart and unconditional love.
I am a musician and teacher, and run a successful music
studio where I teach cello lessons. I started playing the cello when I was five
years old and have been teaching young children to play the cello for the past
20 years. Children and music education are my passions and I consider myself
fortunate to be able to make a living doing what I love.
I live in a spacious apartment, in a quiet, suburban
neighborhood. The property has a playground, pool, basketball court, ponds with
ducks to feed and trails to bike on. Parks, movie theaters, restaurants, and
the YMCA are all within walking distance. Weekends and summers with your child would
be spent at our family farm in New Hampshire where we grow Christmas trees,
harvest hay and make maple syrup, or our west coast family home with sandy
beaches to be explored.
Life with me as a mom will be a loving and stable life, rich
with music, creativity, education, travel, opportunities, fun and laughter, and
cousins to grow up with. At our farm we will visit the animals in the barn and
collect fresh eggs from the hens, swim, canoe and fish in the lake, visit the
sap house during maple syrup season and explore the woods hiking the trails. In
the winter, we will go sledding and enjoy cozy downtime by the fireplace. At
our beach home, we will explore the beach, swim in the pool, enjoy s’mores by
the campfire, and play board games, ping pong, and complete puzzles in the game
I have a stable, loving and supportive network of extended
family and friends. Everyone lives nearby and they are ready and excited to
welcome a new member to the family. My family is ethnically and culturally
diverse. I grew up with cousins who were adopted from Korea and my brother-in-law
is East Indian.
Both my career and personal life experiences have taught me
to not only embrace the gifts and joys that life provides us, but to also be
able to deal with the challenges life deals us. I have never been in your shoes
and, in fact, just the opposite. I’ve tried so hard to become a mother, but I
think I do understand the tremendous effort it takes to accept that life is not
always where you want it to be. I am so sorry you have to go through this, but
am also forever grateful you are willing to try.
Please feel free to ask me any questions and thank you for