Adoption Blog

February 14, 2017

A Valentine For My Future Child

My heart longs for you to be in my arms.
Since I cannot hug you today,
or physically hand you this big tacky heart or teddy bear I am envisioning,
I can give you a different kind of Valentine. This Valentine is a bouquet of hopes, dreams and good wishes instead of roses, daisies and tulips. In this bouquet I have put:

A prayer for your biological mother and father -that the Lord gives them both extra strength and courage to choose life for you. I pray your mother has an easy pregnancy and that she dreams of your future with hope.

A promise that I will one day give you comfort and kisses.

A vow that I will not give up wishing for you.

A daydream of all the fun things we will do together.

A moment of silence for your birthmother’s brave choice and for the intention that her future is filled with peace and prosperity.

A lighted candle at church for the intention of your health and happiness.

Although I dream of Valentine’s day next year – and you wearing an adorable “My first Valentine’s Day” outfit, and the first Valentine’s Day we bake cookies for daddy and the first time I will teach you how to cut hearts by folding a piece of construction paper – this year I simply give you my heart.

I hope for you. I wish for you. I pray for you. I dream of you.

You are already wanted.
You are already loved.
You are already a gift from above.

Until then I will begin to be your first teacher about Love . . .
I will do my best to be a good example of all that love is . . . and the first thing that love is. . .
Is patient . . .

I promise to do my best and provide an model of love to you in all the ways love is . . .

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres, Love never fails.”  (Corinthians 13:4-8)

Hugs and kisses my baby,
I love you,

About The Author

Amy Brooks

Amy Brooks is a former teacher who became a mother through adoption. She is a writer at Prayer Wine Chocolate; the Leadership Course Coordinator for A Baby’s Breath Crisis Pregnancy Centers; and Director of The Rose Garden (an adoption support group for Catholic Christians).

Amy’s greatest passion is her faith. Her faith and prayer life motivate and inspire her writing and everyday life. Once a competitive runner, she enjoys the outdoors — whether it be for a run, walk, or hike. Her love of history inspired her to earn a Masters of Arts. She lives with her husband Matthew and 4-year-old son in a suburb of Philadelphia. They hope and pray to adopt again.

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