Thursday, January 20, 2011

What's in a Birth Mother Letter

Hi Everyone,

Where does one start in writing a birth mother letter. This has to be the most difficult letter we have ever written in our lives.  What do we say? Can we convey our feelings in 1200 words or less. I cannot begin to tell you how much we love this person, without even having met her yet.  We poured our hearts into this letter and sent the first revision to the adoption center during the holiday break. 

The birth mother letter included the headings: About us, Our family, Our neighborhood, About Kim (by Gerry), About Gerry (by Kim) and Our Promise. Many revisions were provided. Honestly, we made every suggestion the counselor asked of us. Even though the second revision seemed a bit clinical, we just felt that they are the expert in their field. I really struggled with this because I firmly believe that energetically "connect" with those in our lives. I couldn't help but ask myself, IS THIS TEACHING ME PATIENCE? When I have the final version, I'll be sure to share it with you.

We also provided at least 90 photos to the agency. Thank you to our close friend, Jill Carilli for taking them on New Years Eve! We are hopeful to hear back from the agency this week. In the meantime, we are putting the baby room together and went a little hog wild on purchasing the Bear Wall Art. Attached are some photos of the furniture to start. 

After all of this, I sit here in amazement. How did I ever get so fortunate? Surely, God/Universe has heard our many, many prayers.  Thank YOU for sharing this experience with us.

Love, Kim & Gerry