Dear Little One,
I don't yet know you. I don't know the color of your eyes, or the unique shape of your hands. I wonder if your hair is straight or curly? I've never heard you laugh or hugged you while you cry. That's how it is before you meet someone. Unknown.
That's exactly how things began for your brothers too. The Lord in his great love had a plan for expanding our family and he began unfolding it with those two, each with their individual and breathtaking contributions.
The period of preparation and anticipation for both boys was filled with planning and learning. We decorated the nursery and attended classes. We read books and articles and tweaked habits.
And so it is for you. As we await our meeting day we plan and learn. We're readying your room and attending classes. We've got a stack of books and we are making little changes to family rhythms. All for you.
You will contribute uniquely and beautifully to this family. We aren't complete without you.
Sometimes I can get anxious wondering where you are. You are near, just not here. To think I may have already missed your first steps, your first words, can momentarily shatter me. But if that's the case, I have to remember they weren't mine to see.
The Lord loves you in a way I cannot comprehend and this is really His story. He is the Redeemer who turns brokenness into beauty. That's how he works in me every day. That's how I see him move all around me. And so it will be with you.
Lord willing, precious one, you will be in my arms soon. Nine months is the typical amount of time to plan for a new addition to the family, but we'll see what the Lord has in store for you.
Until then, my prayer is that He overwhelms you with a sense of his forever love, and your priceless value.
We love you so much, Little One, and are anxiously awaiting the day we meet.
With all my heart,