Of Christmas And New Years and Other Such Things

Dearest little ones –
Well, Christmas has come and gone. This year, your dad and I hosted my family over for Christmas. That would mean your grandma, grandpa, and uncle Josh all came over for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. This year we were SO blessed and so lucky to be able to spend it with your grandpa (who is fighting a dangerous form of cancer) and your dad! Your dad was home for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, which was really special.
  You were all the talk around the dinner table on Christmas Eve. We got lots of encouragement and talked about other adopted family members, or other family members who have adopted children into their families. When I was adopted, I remember feeling left out a bit – like I was so rare and different from other kids. But in truth, it’s much more common than I thought – at least among our families. We talked about if you were coming to us from another country, or if you were coming from us from right here in the USA or the state of Washington. There were lots of different discussions mulled over that night, but one thing held true – you’re still coming home to us. And all the love in the world is waiting for you.
  Christmas was fun. It snowed just a little a mile away from the house so if you were with us, you would have had a white Christmas. Maybe you had a White Christmas where ever you are, or maybe you are just a twinkle in someone’s eye and have yet to see your first Christmas. Either way, your first holiday with us is bound to be magical.
  Hopefully you’ll be here next year! We hear that your dad might be able to share it with us next year too! But either way, it’ll be special.
  New Years is right around the corner and your dad and I are working hard to get all of the paperwork done on our side and all the fees paid for so we can be as ready as possible for you when you come home.
  Because now more than ever, I have faith that we’re family, we just don’t know it yet.

Lots of love,
 Your Mom

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About justdontknowityet

Adopted during my first year of life into a family that had a already adopted a boy. My bio mother was 15 and swore she was raped. With almost no pre-natal care, I survived and joined my forever-family. Blood may be thicker than water - but love is stronger than both. Now, my husband and I are in the process of building our own family through adoption. Our process is complicated somewhat by his service as a Navy Submariner. Sometimes the best things come from the most surprising and challenging situations. The goal of his blog is to honestly express the challenges, pit falls, heart breaks and joys of this process in letters to our future family. Every child is wanted by someone.
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