Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Letter to an Angel


Dear Birth Mommy and Daddy,

We don’t even know where to begin, but would like to share a recent experience with you. Recently we got to watch and be there as a close friend gave birth at home to a baby girl. It was an amazing and special experience to be there as a baby came into this world. There were two things that struck us. One was the instant bond that was there between mommy and her new little girl. Although the cord had been cut, there was a bond that would never be severed. You could feel in the air the love and connection that these two beings shared for nine months as this child grew inside her, and yet, at the same time there was another overwhelming feeling. A feeling of love and joy that we’d never experienced, and then we knew that when the time was right, we could love and care for a child as if it had been our own.

What you are going through and what you will continue to go through is an amazing act of sacrifice and love. We recognize that there will be times when you will ache for this child. You hold a bond that is special that can never be taken away. You are like an angel bringing this child to earth. Thank you for the trust that you place in us.

Just to tell you a little about us…John and I are both the oldest of families with three younger sisters. John was raised in Utah with his sister by his mom and then when he was nine she married Tom, his dad, and had two more little girls. They then moved to California to build a new life! Yannette was raised with three little sisters all very close in age and then at 12 her parents divorced. When her mom married her Dad, they also moved to California to build a new life! California has always been a special place to us because in our experience it is where our families were born. We are excited to be back in California now ready to build a family of our own.

We wish that we could tell you that our lives are grand and exciting and that we’re world travelers, but it’s really not the case. We are mostly ordinary…but good. We work hard, play hard, and like to have fun. John is an engineer and Yannette is a nurse. When the time comes to be a mommy, Yannette will stay home full time. We have two dogs and a cat. Yannette loves animals, and when the babies are older she would love to have a parrot. John loves camping and fishing. We live in a beautiful town where we are very close to the mountains. Last weekend we took the dogs and hiked to some waterfalls. Although we love to be active we also enjoy a great day at home watching a Lord of the Rings marathon or any other corny chick flick Yannette can convince John to sit through. Yannette has a hard time sitting still so she is always working on some knitting, crocheting, or quilting project. She has even been spotted knitting in the car and in the movie theater. John loves to read and to learn anything and everything. His dream day would be to watch the Discovery or the History channel all day long, then go for a hike to watch the sun set. We’re both up to learning new things whether it be tennis, golf, surfing, kayaking, or snowboarding. If it’s outside it’s worth a try and Yannette is even trying her hand at gardening. She is starting out slow but so far all three plants are still green and flowering.

We are so excited to get to know you. You will always hold a special place in our family for the example of love and sacrifice you have demonstrated by loving a child enough to want the very best for him/her. If you are as excited to get to know us better, we are never more than a phone call or e-mail away.

Love,

John and Yannette

1 comment:

Byran & Diana said...

This is a beautiful letter. I am so glad that things are working out for you. I only wish you the best.
Diana

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