Mommy's Letter to William Ethan Morgan
My dear sweet baby Will,
I loved you before you were even conceived. I will never forget the moment I knew you were growing in my belly. I was singing and dancing and could not wait to share the news. I thanked God for you every day and focused on loving every moment that we had to share. My heart grew over the past 10 months to allow me to experience a love that I never knew possible. Each day my love for God grew because of the miracle he allowed us to share. I had more love for your father who cared for the two of us with more dedication and concern than I had ever seen. I had more love for you who brought more joy into my life than I ever knew possible. Yes the past 10 months have been the best 10 months of my life.
I know that you are with God today. I may not understand his plan but I do know that if he needed someone full of love he choose the right boy to help him. Your daddy and I love you so dearly but that is just the beginning. You have grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, and even perfect strangers who have been moved by your journey. You, my sweet precious William, have in your short little life been loved more than many who have very long lives. You have inspired so many of us to be better people and to make the most of the lives and our physical health that we sometimes take for granted. We are so very proud of you.
I am your mommy and you are my son - the son that I prayed for and loved while you were here on earth. I know that I will long to have you in my arms until the day I see you in heaven. Until then, I must accept that you are with God in a much better place. As hard as we tried to keep you to ourselves it looks like God too knew that you were an amazing person even before you were born.
Daddy and I will always love you.
Hugs and Kisses,
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Angels Among Us.... a home away from home
The very next day we were contacted by Mike from a group called Hosts for Hospitals. They have matched us up with a family who is willing to share their home with us until Baby Will is born. This is relieving a huge burden - and has given us a tremendous "shot in the arm" for morale and peace-of-mind.
We moved in on Friday and have an incredible host family. Our host family have welcomed us as an extension to the family, and have provided us a wonderful setup in a beautiful suburb of Philadelphia. Heather and I are so very blessed, and enjoy every moment we get to spend with our host family.
We have a very comfortable place to live until baby Will joins us. Once he is here, Heather and I plan to move into the Ronald McDonald House which is located just blocks from the hospital.