Brian wrote the letter and I was proud to have my name connected to it. You know, because he did a really good job. Anyway, I thought it might be fun to share it.
So, I guess this makes Brian, my guest blogger for the night!
"Hello to our adopted child,
This is a letter that hopes to give you an idea of what your life will likely be like once you come to live with us. It's difficult to say in advance exactly what life with us will be like. You can be very sure that the basics will be covered. You'll never want for food, clothing, shelter, medical care, or simple safety. That should be obvious. Still, we understand that you may not have had all of those things to this point in your life. So, we make you that promise from the very beginning. If you have been deprived of any of the basics of life, that time has ended for you.
We offer you much more than just the basics, however. You're getting a full family for starters. You are getting grandparents. You are getting aunts and uncles. You are getting cousins. Plus, the many friends that we have are ready to be honorary aunts and uncles for you, as well. We, also, feel that no family is complete without some members who are furry, finned, or feathered. So, being alone is not something that you'll ever have to worry about.
You get a future with us, as well. We want to give you every opportunity to do whatever you want to do with your life. We don't know, and don't care, how smart you are or how pretty or handsome you are. Our job as your parents is to give you the chance to be as good as you want to be. We'll give you education, at school and at home. We'll give you respect and compassion for others. We'll give you as much hope and confidence for the future as any parents can. We'll give you whatever you need to allow you to become whoever and whatever you want to be.
There's one thing that we'll give you that is just as, if not more, important as anything else We'll give you our love. We will always let you know that you are loved in actions, as well as in words. Our love is and will always be unconditional. We love you now, even though we haven't found you yet. In the end, that's the most important thing we could ever give you. We give you love. Welcome.
Your new parents,
Brian & Emily"
I love that we actually were not that far off on our thoughts on what life would be like. True, there's a noteworthy shortage of information on super heroes, how many donuts they will eat, and the number of costumes that they would one day wear. But, other than that, he did good. ;)
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