Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day and My Letter of Thanks

Inspired by this post, which is much more eloquent and beautiful than anything I could ever write, here is my letter to my sweet boy's bio mom.

Dear ____,

Hi!  We hope you are doing well.  As I was rocking M to sleep tonight, I just had a moment of overwhelming gratitude for you.  I want you to know that on Mother's Day, even more so than any other day, I am especially thankful for you, and the incredible gift you gave me.  You gave me the chance to be a mom - you made me a mom!  You took a chance on us and you trusted us to care for M, even though you had never even met us.

I can't thank you enough for your trust in us, and in me especially.  It is a privilege to get to parent him and watch him develop into the sweet and happy little boy that he is.  I just want you to know that I won't let you down.  I will love him and protect him with every ounce of my being, for as long as I live.  I don't take a single minute with him for granted, and I am so grateful to you for giving me the opportunity to love and care for him.
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Thank you for all of that you've done for us.  For us in this family, Mother's Day is not about me but it is a chance for us to reflect on how grateful we are to you for bringing us together, and for giving us a happiness that is greater than we ever could have imagined.  You are our hero, and we love you.  Thank you.



  1. OH so beautiful and heartfelt, Annie! I can relate to your feelings in so many ways. Hoping and praying that baby #2 comes soon…he or she will be so lucky to be apart of your loving family! :) Happy Mother's Day!

  2. Thank you, you are so kind! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day too!