Monday, March 18, 2013
dear adopted son or daughter,
i don't know all the lingo or politically correct way of saying what is on my heart. but, that word...adoption...is a special word...
i don't know you yet. but, i already love you. i know that you are already alive and that you have probably been through some rough stuff. in fact, for our family to grow by adoption, your birth family will fall apart. that makes me sad.
my heart hurts for you all the time. i want to hug you and tell you everything will be okay. to promise that no, life will not always be easy but yes, you are always loved.
we are getting ready for you. the kids talk and wonder about you. i wonder if you'll like the house we're getting ready to build. i talk with people who've been adopted and who have adopted to get just a glimpse of your world.
God is even getting our hearts ready for you. Ready to be patient, supportive, loving and kind. Ready to give you the same thing everyone on this earth deserves.
we can't promise to be perfect because we have shortcomings. we can't promise to always eat the most nutritious foods or to go to bed on time every night. we can't promise the most stylish clothes or toys because that's not who we are. we don't even watch T.V.
but, we can promise you a spot in our family. a spot in our hearts.
we are praying for you. and loving you more.
your waiting family.