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,


Monday, July 14, 2008

Summer Fun in Philly

Matt and I had a great weekend. We actually did a lot for one weekend. We went swimming(thanks again to our host family). Matt grilled salmon (his specialty). We went into downtown Philadelphia and walked the streets around Rittenhouse Square (see the photo above), had lunch and a cool summer treat. When the heat finally got to us we found refuge at the movie theater and watched 'Get Smart'. I must tell you that I loved the movie. I laughed so much. I actually laughed at times when no one else in the theater was laughing. That would then cause Matt to laugh which only made me laugh harder. I cannot even imagine what the other movie goers were thinking of the two of us.
Today we had a check-up at CHOP. Our baby Will is still doing well. The OB told us that his left lung is much larger than he would expect and he scored another perfect 10. We got to see his sweet face too. This was the first time in two and a half weeks that he was not hiding. He has the most beautiful face. I especially love his little lips and chubby cheeks. We could look at him 24/7 but the hospital only gave us about 10 minutes. So super cute. Matt and I both are both head over heels for our baby boy. All day today Matt kept saying 'he is so cute' and 'he is the cutest baby I have ever seen'. There is nothing quite like a parent's love and we are really enjoying being filled with this unconditional joyful love. It is definitely a new and special love and in some way so familiar. Perhaps it is familar because we are both the recipients of the same love from our parents. We will try to get some new photos uploaded soon so that you may all enjoy checking out our handsome little man too.


PineapplePrincessMama said...

Hello-I just wanted to stop by and wish you well as you wait out these last few weeks before Baby Will arrives.

As a fellow CDH mom, I'll be following Will's journey closely and hoping for the absolute best outcome.

Feel free to browse our daughter's website to read about her journey as well. She is now 21 months old and healthy as can be!

Peace and Best Wishes,
Libby Cohen
Mom to Makena LCDH 9/30/06

Candice said...

Happy Birthday Matt and Heather! Hopefully we can celebrate soon with some yummy food and cake like we did last year!

fiona said...

Hi Heather & Matt,

I'm so happy to hear about your good news! The picture of Will is beautiful!

I'm thinking about you all everyday.

Happy birthday week!
Love, fiona

Kimberly said...

Heather and Matt,
First of all happy belated b'days to the both of you!
I really have enjoyed reading your blog on the journey you are going through. I have passed it on to all my friends so that everyone can pray for you guys.
Remember, we are just a few hours away. If you need one of us for anything, just let us know.
We love you are are praying for you.
Kimberly, Dale and the boys

Elizabeth said...

Heather and Matt,

I am so glad that you are both settled and CHOP is treating you all like royals! And he is an adorable baby!

Keeping you all in my thoughts, prayers and LUNG FUNCTION chants,

Shawna said...

Just wanted to let you know I am checking to see how you all are doing. I am so happy to hear all the great news!! WOW....perfect 10!
Please know you are in our daily prayers! Continue to be strong and have faith in God!

Love you,
Shawna and Marvin Pickett