Monday, February 9, 2009

Dear Zaela


Dear Zaela,
My life has been a dream since the day I first held you in my arms. We have spent everyday and night together since and it has simply been the best days of my life. I love waking up to your baby babble and coming into your room to see your sweet face. Our days have been filled with stroller walks, playing at the park, and sometimes just enjoying days at home. I have cherished watching you experience your milestones, while growing and developing quite the personality!
Every night I have rocked you to sleep with your lullabies and reflected on our time together as I try to etch the memory of each day on my heart. I am so grateful for you and the precious time I was given to be at home with you. Tomorrow as I return to work, I want you to know my heart will break and I will be missing you every minute! My hope for you is that one day you too will experience the pure joy of motherhood and comprehend how much you mean to me and the joy you brought to my life.

Love,
mama

13 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Beautiful Lisa, just beautiful!

Kristine said...

Awww....I know it will be so hard for you to leave her. How blessed you are to have had this time with her. Hope the transition is smooth for you both and that the weekends comes quickly!

Meggs said...

Praying that your first day back goes as good as possible! Hugs!!!

Love u!

Chris said...

Lisa , I had tears coming down while reading your post this morning.
I hope that you had a good first day at work and that you didn't miss Zaela too much !!! I have been thinking about you a lot today.
Hugs

Mona said...

Lisa, that broke my heart! I hope you both (and your Mom) make it through the day okay.

Laurie said...

Lisa, I think all adoptive parents would have to agree that your Dear Zaela post is a tearjerker! So well written. Kudos to you for putting these incredible feelings into such expressive words. I hope you make it through the transition back to work. It's so hard to leave them!!!

ellerbee eight said...

Oh,my heart aches for you! You will find a sense of normalcy with your new schedule, but oh how much you'll miss the last few months! You are so lucky to have had that one on one time with her! Good Luck!

Malia'sMama said...

Oh mama... sniff, sniff. I so, so get it, too xo

Christy said...

So sad, isn't it?

Chris said...

Hey girl . How was your first week back to work :)
Are you off this weekend ? If so enjoy your baby .
Hugs

Rebecca said...

Awww...hey ladies. That was just beautiful.

Beth said...

This is beautiful.
I hope you first week has been OK and you don't have to work much this weekend.

Chris said...

OK your are making me cry!! What a good mommy you are. I am thinking and praying that all went well on your first day back. Just know she is yours forever!!!