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Adoption Blog: Our Family Grows With Love

A Love Letter to My Sweet Boy



An adoptive mother writes a love letter to her son
"Child of the world, into my heart you came –
Bringing sun into my life, making family our name."
 
Our dear sweet boy…
 
To explain our love for you in a simple letter isn't possible, but, as we did last year, we shall once again try.
 
Being your mommy and daddy is a blessing, an answered prayer, more than we could have ever asked for. You are our heart and soul. Sharing each day with you, and our little family, is what life was meant to be. You make each of us better people by sharing our lives with you.
 
You have taught us how to love without bounds, and how to live without regret. You have reminded us of the value of a good belly laugh; that you are never too old to be silly, and that hugs should last a little longer.
 
We love the sweet sound of your laugh, and your endless questions. We love the way your glasses slide down your nose, and the way you reach to hold our hands when you sit beside us. We love your beautiful dark brown eyes, and your contagious smile. We love that you have ripped holes in the knees of every pair of jeans you own, just by being a boy. We love the way you dance every time you hear a note of music, yet you still march to the beat of your own drum. We love that you not only believe in super heroes, but also believe it's entirely possible that your daddy may be one. We love that you believe it when we tell you "mommy kisses can't be rubbed off, because they have super sticky mommy glue." We love that when we ask you how much we love you, you answer "so much." And when we ask you when we love you, you know that we love you all the time. We love the way you hide every night when you hear daddy coming in the house from work; your giggles always give away your hiding spot. We love the way you so proudly show us your daily report from school, especially on the days when you have been extra well behaved. We love that you have specific activities that you enjoy doing with each of us. Daddy is really good at playing super heroes, and, when you and Mommy work on a puzzle, there is no stopping you guys. We love that you love your vegetables! We love the person you are today, and the person we see you becoming. We love that you make us want to be better people, so that, when you are grown, you will look at us and be proud that we are your parents. We love the way you have shaped our life stories. We love that you are ours, and we are yours. We love the way you have painted every aspect of our lives with your own special colors and hues.
 
Our hope is that we raise you to know all the parts of your life story, and provide you with the courage and strength to embrace all of what makes you the wonderful you who you are. May we always provide you an environment in which you are confident and comfortable in asking us any questions you have, and help you to understand and process the answers. May we always encourage and help to facilitate a life-long relationship with your first family, and help you to understand just how deeply their love for you runs. May we help you to understand that all of us, together, are and will always be, your family.
 
Our hope is that we raise you to always show kindness and respect to others, to help those in need, and to always give more than is expected of you. May you always give everything all that you've got; because if it's worth having, it's worth fighting for. May you know that, come what may, we will always and forever be on your team.
 
This life with you is a beautiful life. This life is love.
 
Love,
Mommy & Daddy


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7 Comments

LOVE LOVE LOVE this letter!!!  It was just last night that I was trying to tell him EXACTLY what your last 2 paragraphs said. You said it much better than me…lol, but now I have something to refer to when it comes up again smile. Thanks for sharing this beautiful letter. You summed up my life with my angel smile

By Momof2boys212 on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:58 pm.

Thank you so much for your feedback. I am thrilled you enjoyed this post! The valentine’s day love letter is always such a personal experience, I sometmes debate sharing it. Thank you for your words of encouragement, they mean so much!

I am sure whatever you said to your son was perfect. We have a way of communicating with our littles in their very own love langauge. smile Having a boy sure does keep me on my toes, but it is also the most wonderful life I could have ever imagined.

By Maximilian's Mommy on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:17 pm.

I HEART this post.

By Barbara Herel on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:14 pm.

Thank you, Barbara! smile

By Maximilian's Mommy on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 12:55 pm.

This is an amazing letter.

Rami Amaro
Amaro Law Office

By Rami Amaro on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 2:42 am.

Sitting at my kitchen table in Dublin, Ireland and crying my eyes out because you captured every feeling,emotion and thought we have for our beautiful boy.  Thank you so much for sharing it and continued happiness to you and your family.

By mrsmagoo on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 10:28 am.

Thank you, Rami!

Mrs. Magoo, I am so glad this letter touched you and was able to capture your experiences as well. These boys sure do have a way of stealing our hearts. smile

By Maximilian's Mommy on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 11:01 am.

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