Letters to Our (Future) Child #2 // Personal

Dear Little One,
I'm sorry that it's been so long since I've written anything to you. I wonder what life will be like when you're a part of my every day. Will I bundle you up on cold days like this and take you to the park? Or will we make a mess inside because we're playing all day in the warmth? I hope it's some crazy mix of both.

I wonder if you'll come to our family in 2015. For Christmas, my family gave us what will be your first children's books, and I can't wait to read them to you. I hope you learn to love reading as much as I do. I pray, too, that I'll always have the patience to stop and read with you whenever you want. Just like I was my dad's reading (and tea) buddy, I want you to be mine.

I had to write a letter to your birth mom this week. That was tough. How can I thank her enough for giving you life, and for  giving our family new life? How can I express gratitude for someone willing to entrust us with you, so little and so loved?

I know I'll say the wrong things to you a lot. I know I'll mess up so much. I know I'll make you angry at times for all the wrong reasons. I know that I'll be a parent, faults and all, through and through.

I want you to know that even when I don't write, I still think about you. I can't wait until I can go beyond my imagination and see your face for the first time. What a day that will be!

Until then I'll wait, as patiently as I can. I love you.

Your (Future) Mommy

Adoption Update: We are still just waiting, and waiting, and waiting some more. Our home study paperwork was finished in October, and the study was supposed to be at the end of January. We found out this week that the home study won't happen until the end of February at the earliest. Before we can be on the waiting list, we have to have the home study and attend a training, which happens in early March. I will continue to keep everyone updated as we go! (to see more about our journey, follow the links below)

Our Big Announcement
Adoption Update - All the Paperwork
Letters to Our (Future) Child #1

Letters to our adopted child, part 2

Maria Grace Photography

My name is Maria, and I am a wedding and family photographer based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, but I am always excited about traveling. I love families who truly enjoy spending time with each other and living life together. I love couples that are looking forward to their wedding day because they are so excited to finally be married to.