Dearest Sprout and Rosebud,
You’ve been living with your Mommy A and E for a month now. Life as a new family of four has settled into a nice pattern of routine and stability. We’ve enjoyed magic of Christmas with you, explored new places, and have shared much laughter. You’ve met countless new people this month and we are amazed by the way that you’ve opened your arms and hearts to your new extended family.
Sprout, the two characteristics that really strike me about you are your resilience and friendliness. You are such a happy, welcoming child that easily wins the heart of everyone you meet. Your favorite activities these days are trucks and play dough! You also love to play on the playground and we can’t wait until its warmer outside so we can do that more often. When we ask you what you want to be when you grow up, you always answer “A daddy!” – with your caring, compassionate soul there is no doubt in my mind that you would be a wonderful one. You are so smart and the success you are having in school learning your letters and numbers has us beaming with pride. You will go far in life and I can only hope that in some way I’ll be watching from the sidelines.
Rosebud, when I think of you, I smile – and since I think of you often, you always have me smiling! You are the cutest baby I have ever seen and I’m quite concerned that one day your nose will fall off from too many kisses. You have a warm soul just like your brother and you flash us your wide smile every chance you get. When I look into your eyes there is a distinct calmness and maturity – as if I’m getting a glimpse into many generations and a life so much bigger than I’ve ever known. You are full of love and patience and grace.
I love you both so much and I promise to stand by your side, for as long as I’m called to, no matter where this journey takes us.
All my heart,