Yesterday I opened up my email, and found a quick note from Handsome's NaNa asking if it would be ok for her to write him a letter.
I replied, "Of course, that would be fine."
When I opened up the letter and began to read, tears filled my eyes. I was once again reminded of the love Handsome's family has for him. It is something that I never want to forget, the privilege that Jon and I have of raising him. I start to feel guilty that they all love and miss him so much, but then I remind myself that all of my kids are a blessing and a privilege to have and raise. Heavenly Father has entrusted me with the care of 7 girls and one boy, if you count my niece I raised for 4 years also. They have all been a challenge and a blessing all wrapped up into one little body. A spirit sent here to earth to enjoy the journey, and for whatever reason, Handsome is in my home.
He was a blessing to the family he was born into, and now a blessing in mine as well. There can never be too many people loving him. I learned this lesson with my step daughter and my niece. Sometimes is causes interesting emotions and situations to have several families loving one child, but in the end it is all good.
It is love.
So with that, I wanted to post this letter from Nana (Handsome's Grandma) and tell her through this blog post, thank you. Thanks for loving him, and sending him our way when you felt like it was the right time. I hope your therapy goes well, and I know when it is time for Handsome to see you again he will indeed remember you and love you. I am posting these letters here so he can read the entire journey when he is old enough to understand. It is only right that he should see both sides and the love we all have for him.