Updated: Aug 15, 2020
Dear little one: When I was 12 years old I read so many books! It was something that made my love for travel, imagination and love for others grow. There was a book that specifically talked about how they adopted a little one. It went into how adoption changed their lives for the better and how their world was complete. The story was one of true love. I knew my story would one day lead to this. This was a story I wanted to make my own.
As your dad and I dated, I expressed that I believe God had adoption in my story. I asked if he was willing to have it be in his, if we were to marry. Yes! Without hesitation. What was even better is that he didn't want it to just be 'my thing' but he wanted to find his own journey as well. (see his story here)
Your dad and I got married and we started figuring out our life's passions. I went on to culinary school. I loved it, but something kept turning my towards something different. My passion for children shined bright and I started doing full time childcare.
Love has many different forms and this season I believe was a time of showing love to kiddos while their parents worked their day jobs. So many sweet personalities and beautiful souls that were the light of my life, everyday.
One time your dad and I took a trip to the most amazing place: a deaf community in Jamaica that will forever be etched in our minds. It was a week of hard work, lots of learning and a visit to a little orphanage that would change our lives. God works in mysterious ways and it during this visit He set in stone our desire to adopt. We had no idea that's why we were meant to be on this trip but we did know one thing, God had adoption in our story. Now the question was simply: when?
We went on to travel many places, learn many different cultures and lived in Arizona. I continued in childcare.
Out of the blue, God decided it was time for us to have a baby and your sister Remy was born! Soon after, your sister Jade! They are going to love you so much and can't wait to meet you. (Your Sisters Story).
It's such a beautiful, blessed life we are living but there was always one thing that's missing and that's you, little one! 2020 has been an interesting year for many so as we sat at home and had a 'break from the norm' your mama had a lot of time to think and reevaluate where we were in life. This is when I started having dreams at night, and you were in them. You were running around playing with your sissies, giggling, and eating dinner with our family. This is when I knew. The time to start the adoption journey is now.
I CANNOT WAIT to meet you and love you with everything in me. However long it takes, no matter what it takes... God has been preparing us for you!