Friday, January 28, 2011

Dear Birth Parents

Dear Birth Parents-

You might read this, you might not. You might sit and wonder about Ginny, you might not. You might feel a sense of guilt or feel like you gave up on her, might not. The purpose of this letter is to thank you for the decision you made. I can honestly say that my life would be so different without this sweet girl. She wakes us up every morning with a big giggle, she challenges us, she loves her little brother and her unborn sister, she rolls up Reese's pant legs when they step out in the grass, she puts on his shoes, she gives him big kisses, she hugs my belly and talks to Finley, she could rest in her Daddy's arms for eternity, she loves Justin Beiber and already has crushes at school, she asks to have her hair straightened every morning and wouldn't mind a dab of makeup on her cheeks to start the day, she loves yogurt, cheeseburgers and chocolate milk more than anything, she is firecracker, lightening bolt, a ray of sunshine....and most importantly, she loves Jesus.

We pray for you often and in my heart I hope that your life is full of the same joys and love that we are experiencing. We pray that all guilt will flee your heart and know that this was God's big plan. I was always supposed to be her Mommy and Allen, her Daddy. There were no mistakes, mess-ups, oops.....this was the plan and rest assured that God embraces you for what you did for this little girl. We take pride in the fact that Ginny is the "leader" of the Rosenbaum sibling group. I cannot think of a better role model for the other kids. I was never HALF the little girl she is....she is defiant, bold, passionate, confident and so many things that five year olds aren't. She raises the bar, always wins the prize and has a heart for others. So many things that a Mommy would pray for in a child.

How this little girl came into our lives is still a mystery to me. Let me rephrase that...of course I know the logistics and facts of it all but how God could trust Allen and I to raise her is beyond me. Days that I get down and feel like God is not on my side I remember that He trusted in me so much that he placed a little girls soul in my arms. Of all the people in the world, he wanted Allen and I to be her parents...WOW!

With all this said, I am thinking of you today. I don't want you to feel ashamed, guilty, have regrets.....I want there to be a sense of peace in your heart. I hope that you can truly understand the power of the sacrifice you made. This was the most unselfish thing anyone could ever do for a child. It is truly remarkable. We pray for you today and hope that Jesus lives in your heart.....that you are free from chains today and that you feel God's love surrounding you.




Snider Family said...

Wow, Lindsay brought tears to my eyes. Perfectly written. She is no doubt a beautiful young girl.

The Turner Family said...

This is the most precious letter I have ever read! Thank you for sharing and know that we feel the exact same!