You are so big! I cannot believe how much you have grown. I am so excited that you look healthy, a little sad that I am missing you grow, but completely thrilled that we get to come get you soon! You have fun until we get you! It won't be long.
dear sweet one, we are coming. God is calling us to you, and we are coming. you will be ours, and we will be yours. you will have a mommy and a daddy, and four crazy brothers and sisters. you will know love. you will know laughter. you will know happiness. and someday, you will know of God's faithfulness. because He will prove Himself faithful when we hold you for that very first time. we will look to the heavens and shout His name. we are coming. until we see you, grow strong.
i love you. already. mommy
to my precious lydia
dearest lydia, this is from my heart to yours. you are out there somewhere and when we find you, i want you to know how much you were loved, how much you were prayed for, and how much we desperately wished to meet you. you will be our daughter, but until then, let me not forget the thoughts and emotions that came with the waiting. and may you always know how we loved you, even before we could see your sweet face.