A Very Special Day

Exactly one year ago – on September 9, 2013, I posted this letter on my blog:

Dear Number Seven,

You don’t exist.  You may never exist.  But this is an important letter I want you to have someday, if you do appear.

You are not an accident.  Your Papa and I prayed for a very long time and thought very hard after your big brother, Went, was born about if we were going to ever have any more caterpillars.  And it came down to this – both of us couldn’t imagine telling God “No” right now.  And when a Mummy and a Papa both feel like they are hearing the same thing from God, well, that’s how you can trust it’s true.  Mummy has lots of things that are pretty messed up inside, so the chances of you ever appearing are pretty small.  And in a couple of years, when Mummy and Papa are older, we’ll probably do a lot more praying.

But right now – your potential existence is in God’s hands, not ours.

If you ever arrive, you’ll meet your six amazing brothers and sisters.

OPM is beautiful and smart and loves books and theatre.

CAM is beautiful and smart and loves to right the wrongs in the world.

B10 loves Jesus, bugs and lizards (in that order).

CW loves people and is one of the most loyal kids I know.

GO always has a smile on her face and a song in her heart.

Went is about to turn 1, and has fiery red hair and a temper to match – but a giggly heart and smile for everyone.

You – we don’t know much about what you will be.  But this is what you WON’T be –

You WON’T be a mistake.

You WON’T be an afterthought.

You WON’T be an accident.

You WON’T be a burden.

You will simply be an incredible surprise gift from God.  And you will be loved and cherished as such.


Mummy Butterfly  )i(

Exactly one year later, nothing has changed – yet, everything has:

Went gets a promotion to "Big Brother" in early March, 2015!

Went gets a promotion to “Big Brother” in early March, 2015!

Welcome, Little One.  You are beloved.  You are chosen.  You are wanted.

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by chrysti on 09 09 14 at 9:58 pm

    🙂 I remember the original post. I didn’t realize it was a year ago. I am so happy for all of you and I am not so secretly hoping you are having a girl to hang out with mine 🙂 Plus GO needs a little sister 🙂


  2. Posted by Shelley on 09 09 14 at 10:23 pm

    Love that you tagged your announcement to this post 🙂


  3. Posted by Kathleen Rose on 09 09 14 at 11:51 pm

    You and your letter are just beautiful!


  4. Posted by Otto on 10 09 14 at 10:53 pm

    That made me cry in a really good way


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