Saturday, October 31, 2009

One year ago today...

we mailed in our formal application. We have been waiting one year for our little one. There have been good and bad days but I can honestly say I am learning growing and will be ready when God sends Abeni to us. Here is last years post. I will write a new letter to my girl in the morning.

I have decided at every major adoption milestone I will write a letter to Abeni, so when she is older and wonders she can know just how loved she was before she was ever born.


Abeni,

Today we mailed in the Formal application to adopt you. But did you know..... before Daddy and I even got married we talked about adopting you. Did you know..... even though we weren't the first people to hold you we held you in our hearts for years before we held you in our arms. Did you know...... Miles and Isaac waited for you too. Miles often tells me "we are missing our stister Abeni." He also shared his fruit snacks with you before you were born. Did you know...... we thought about you planned for you and worried about you for years before we finally held you. So today as we officially begin our journey to you I wanted you to know that we love you little girl. We are waiting anxiously to see your face to hold your hand to learn about the person you are and watch you grow into the woman you will be.

Love Mom

4 comments:

Shelley said...

Happy 1 year! I really, really hope you get to meet Abeni soon. This wait is pure torture!

Steve and Karen said...

Beautiful letter. At this very moment, somewhere in the world there is a little girl who God has chosen just for you....and only you. She may be one month old or not even born yet but she's meant for you and is with you always.

3continents said...

It's been almost been a year since we started our journey as well.
I hope you will get to find out who your daughter is soon!

Krista said...

Oh wow - 1 year! Praying that you don't have to wait much longer. That letter is really beautiful.