Friday, February 15, 2013

dear baby ryan

I'm participating in an open letter campaign, so check out the link below this letter. :)

Sweet Baby boy,

How is it possible for our hearts to long for you so? Mama, Daddy, Braden and Katie think about you all day, every day. I check the weather to see what it's like in your area of India. Always warm and humid. Good thing you'll fit in JUST FINE down here in south Alabama once summer rolls around. :) Often times I find myself checking the world clock on my phone to see what time it is and I ponder what you must be doing - eating breakfast, playing, napping, going to bed. You turn one year old next week and I wonder if you've taken your first steps yet...or if they will celebrate your special day in the orphanage...or what your favorite foods are.. I wonder about a lot of things because I haven't met you yet.  Although we haven't met I love you fiercely in an inexplicable way. I love your sweet smile, amazing dimples, beautiful black hair, big round eyes, and precious feet that I can't wait to tickle because chances are, they've never been tickled before. I love that God hand picked you for us and out of all of the millions of orphans in the world YOU are the missing piece puzzle piece of our family puzzle. Witnessing all that God has done to make you a part of our family has left me in awe so many times. From the generosity of others to how fast our adoption has progressed just proves that God's fingerprints have been all over this journey. Watching it unfold has been such a tremendous blessing and a lesson in never losing faith. For Mama always knew we would one day add to our family through adoption, I just had to learn that it wasn't in my time that it would happen but in His time. I can't wait to bring you home and show you all the love we have for you! This last bit of waiting will be the hardest and I will constantly remind myself this :

Trusting His perfect timing and loving you even more now than I did when I began writing this letter.

With love,
Your Mama

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  1. My heart so gets this letter. The ache, the love, the longing... I have been there. Praying that your boy is in your arms soon and the wait is over!! Thank you for joining in today!

  2. I so love this letter and your blog! I work for Noonday Collection, and some of my favorite pieces are from there! It's next on my list of places I want to go! Praying your son is in your arms quickly and in God's perfect timing!

  3. Beautiful letter to your precious son! Praying that he will be in your arms soon!! I watched my sweet friend wait 3 years to meet and bring her son home from Ethiopia and just yesterday she wrapped her arms around him forever! Although waiting is so so hard - God makes it all worth it! Excited to follow your journey!

    1. That's Amazing! I know it will be worth it when the day comes.