Last night, when you went to sleep, in the eyes of the law you were an orphan. You did not have a mommy or a daddy. You slept in a room with many other babies, and yet, you were alone. My heart is bursting and singing this morning, like it has been ever since we first saw your little picture in May. Darling baby boy, we are overflowing with joy today and so happy to tell you that since we received our Final Decree today, you are officially our son. And we will love you forever.
You will never have to wonder if anyone loves you. You will never have to go to sleep without a kiss and a hug. You will never wonder if you are special. You will never have to cry alone. You will never have your birthday be forgotten. You are our son. And we will love you forever.
We have waited for this moment for years, when God first whispered to us that our first child would be born in our hearts, not our home. We have prayed for you, along with our families, our friends, our church, and even with strangers we have never met. Oh, how we have loved you. You are our child. And we will love you forever.
You were dealt a hard start in this world. You have a mother in Taiwan who loves you, and a mommy and daddy in America who love you so much. She is just as much a part of our family now as you are. We will all love you, our darling boy, forever.
We can't wait to fly to Taiwan and scoop you into our arms. Your first steps and first words will be here before we know it. One day, Daddy is going to teach you how to throw a baseball. One day, you and Mommy are going to sit on a couch sounding our words and learning how to read. We are going to run, laugh, giggle, and play. Our house will be loud. Our kitchen will be messy. Dasher will cover you in puppy dog kisses. We will love you forever.
We will tell you all about how Jesus loves you. We will tell you all about your life in Taiwan. We will tell you how Mommy and Daddy are adopted too, into God's family. And just like our Heavenly Father loves us all, we will love you forever.
We will never weary of kissing you, cuddling you, dancing around the kitchen with you. We will never tire of singing loudly with you, making messes and memories. You are our child, our first beloved child. We will love you forever.
To say that we already love you would be a huge understatement. Our love cannot be put into words. As of today, you are legally a part of our family, forever. And we can say is that we will love you FOREVER.