Tuesday, September 1, 2009

heaven sent.

dear roma.

you are a perfect angel and miracle to us. we are so lucky to have your sweet spirit in our lives. every day we sit and stare at you for hours and feel so blessed to have you. it is amazing and nothing short of a miracle that you left your Heavenly Fathers presence trusting that you would find your way to our home. we prayed for you, we thought about you often, we love you so much, we think you are perfect in every way. we are lucky to call you our daughter.

love mom and dad.

dear M.

we could never thank you enough for the selfless act of placing your baby girl in our arms. we adore her and we always love her unconditionally. the strength and love that you showed is something we are grateful to have witnessed. your life will be greatly blessed forever. we feel such a strong bond with you and know that this was planned out before we came to earth. when Roma is old enough to understand we will tell her all about you and tell her how much you love her. we are honored for her to be named after you.

Two women cry into the night,their eyes are filled with tears.
Oh God why is this happening? I need to feel you near.

One woman sits alone in the darkness, Decisions she must make.
She wants to do what's best for the child, It's life she cannot take.

The other woman clings to her mate
And she doesn't understand why they can't have a child of their
own as so many others can.

These women come from different worlds.
Their lives are miles apart.
But God would deliver the pain they felt and heal their broken hearts.

And then one precious morningtheir lives became intertwined.
Both women's prayers were answered as they felt God's plan unwind.

One woman touched her newborn's cheek
and whispered to the babe,
"Because I love you little one, sacrifices I've made."

With the strength she felt from heaven,
to the other woman she gavethe miracle of a baby
for her to love and raise.

The other woman looked down
at her precious baby's eyes
and thanked God for the woman
who had helped fulfill her life.

Two women pray into the night
and thank the Lord above
for the opportunity he's given them both
to feel a Mother's love.

welcome home little romy.

{photography by: jen herem}


Jen Herem said...

aaaaww, that was the sweetest post. i am in tears. i am so happy for you guys and really felt so blessed that you chose me to document this time in your lives. once again, congratulations and roma is one very very lucky girl.

Morgan said...

I had to comment because I love that poem, it is so perfect and so true. Romy is absolutely perfect and what a neat thing that you guys have been able to experience. Our paperwork is done and we are about to go through this same journey of finding a baby. I am nervous and scared to death but so excited for the experience. Congratulations on being a mom, there is nothing better.

Jamie said...

She is adorable! I am so happy for you guys. I love her headband in the 3rd picture. Where did you get it?

Darbee said...

What a beautiful post! Little Roma is such a special little girl. I'm so glad you have her... and she has you. What a wonderful Mother you'll be! Can't wait to meet her! xoxoxo

Alexis Blackner said...

That is so so sweet. I can't believe how perfectly it worked out for you. What an amazing miracle! She is perfect! Jen, you did am amazing job as usual....

Ashley said...

Oh my goodness.. The tears will not stop. She is too perfect, and you and Phil are perfect for her! She really is an angel. love you!

Jordan said...

Beautiful- between the poem and your new little angel, this post was perfect. Congratulations to you, Phil, and Roma.

MattJulieGavin said...

Absolutely beautiful

Hailey Smoot Kandell said...

she is darling.

Sarah said...

Wow. So touching and the pics are beautiful! You are such a darling little family. I'm so happy for the three of you!

Jenn J. said...

Loved this post. Thanks for sharing it. That last picture of the three of you coming home is absolutely amazing. Congratulations again!

Mandy said...

That was a beautiful post Whit.. I have such a soft heart for the process of adoption.. such a miracle. I am really touched..

Kellie said...

Thank you for loving your birthmom!

Kysha said...

Beautiful baby and beautiful family. So happy for you.

Matt and Abby said...

amazing. what a special gift you guys have been given. that post touched me. i would love to hear the adoption story.

Renee said...

As usual, touching! You are an amazing writer Whitney. I love all the pictures...keep them coming!

Hailey Smoot Kandell said...

hey,I got your comment on my blog header. I have this rita girl do it, you can find her button on my blog, about half way don on the right hand side, i used to do them myself but she does a good job and is quick... so it works better for me.

Stacy Ellison said...

absolutely LOVE the pictures. she is adorable. you look great too :) so happy for you!

Dutson Fam said...

Oh....she really is such a little angel! I loved this post and your poem! How exciting that you're a mom now! Good luck with everything and hopefully I can meet her sometime soon! Xo.

Hillary Garner said...

That was such a tender touching post! So happy for you and hope to meet little Roma soon!

Sarah said...

She is just so sweet. We couldn't be happier for you. Phil, Chris is extatic that you are a dad. Congratualtions again. That poem is amazing, and last picture of you three is adorable.

Jenny said...

Whitney and Phil, words cannot discribe how happy I am for you.God bless your little family. Love Aunt Jen Thornton

TroyandNat said...

I love the poem that you posted and will give it to my little sis who gave up a baby boy just a year ago. One day she we'll see just how great of a decision she made and how happy she has made a special family. Congratulations on the new addition to your family!


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The Stones said...

Whit, I love you. Congrats, you are the CUTEST mommy.

PS I have a gift for you-now...how can I get it to you?

The Babinskys said...

I haven't seen this new blog before. Congrats I am so happy and excited for you guys to begin the journey of parenthood. She is beautiful.

becca said...

That is so beautiful and touching. You have me in tears. What an amazing story! I am so happy for you all! What a beautiful little girl!

Nicole, Cody, Pres & Zaky said...

Congrats on your "new" addition to your beautiful family. She is beautiful. I am so happy for all 3 of you & wish you life filled with LOVE.
E-mail me with your e-mail address so I can add you to my blog since we are private.
-Nicole Larson Hutchins