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Monday, March 23, 2009

Dear Sweet Boy


Dear sweet boy, today we had to say goodbye to you. It is the hardest thing we have ever had to do. The love we have for you has grown so much since we first saw your face almost eight months ago.

Be strong sweet boy. You are going to be reunited with your birth mother. We are so grateful you will have a family even if it isn't the one we longed to provide for you. We are planting a weeping cherry tree for you. It will bloom every year at this time. We will never forget the day we had to say goodbye to you. You will always be in our hearts and our prayers. We love you dear sweet boy...

29 comments:

Erica said...

i am so, so sorry. I know you are experiencing a great loss right now and I hope you will take the time to grieve. Somehow, as APs we seem to feel we can't cry for our losses.

I hope you are able to find peace in all of this.

Dawn said...

Oh my, I am SO sorry to hear this news. I will pray for peace for you and your family and for his future.

Gina said...

I am so, so very sorry. I follow many Vietnam adoption blogs and have been following your story as you waited. I am glad that the little guy will be reunited with his bio family, but I can't imagine what this is doing to you. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts.

Courtney said...

I'm so sorry to hear that news. My heart broke for you and I'm holding back the tears. I wish you all the best in what ever is next.

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine what you're going through after all these months of anticipation. You, this baby, and his birth family are all in my prayers today.

Anonymous said...

Oh My-
I don't even have words to express my sorrow-I have prayed every day for you-I pray that you will find peace-I am so very very sorry.
Peace
Jennifer Murphy

Sarah said...

I wept as I read your e-mail today. I'm so sorry. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Leslie & Shaune said...

my heart is breaking for you. i am so very sorry to read this :(
i hope you will find peace and take time to grieve.

my thoughts are with you :(

Angie said...

I'm so very sorry. You have been on my mind all day since I read your post on the yahoo group. The cherry tree is beautiful.

Michelle said...

I was just thinking about you yesterday. I am so incredibly sorry. I can't begin to imagine what you are going through. Big hugs to you.

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you both and always here for support.

Corutney & John C

Anonymous said...

Andrea,

Your strong faith shines through in your post. After reading this, my heart ached so much for you and your husband. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

-Marla & Chris

Anonymous said...

I was so sorry to hear this news. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Heidi Rohloff

Natalie's Mama said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. There are no 'right' words to ease your sorrow. I wish that I could say something - Anything - that would make sense of all this.

I am so, so sorry.

Sue Bachman

Kelli said...

I am so so sorry you are dealing with this loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Elaine said...

My heart just breaks for you. I know how long this process has been for you . . . from waiting for a referral to waiting for travel. You have weatherd so much, and to have it all come to this . . . You continue to be in my prayers. Allow yourself to grieve.

myminivanrocks said...

I am so sorry Andrea. Thinking of you.

Tracyneste said...

When God closes a door, he opens a window. Your in my thoughts and prayers...

Anonymous said...

We waited for many months for I-600approval and I have followed your journey knowing your pain. I also know how much you loved your little boy while he was your son in your heart and in your life. May your faith in all that will follow carry you now. Time is taking you to the soul who was meant to be your child. Somehow this experience will help you find that soul as your path has been changed. Sending you prayers and strength and HOPE!

Rebekah Vincent said...

We are heart broken with you and I know that no words will help but please know that your ALWAYS in our hearts thoughts and prayers. You are part of our family and we love you both so much just know our arms are around you right now. Love Bekah

Laurie said...

I cannot even imagine your sorrow or the loss you've just endured. I am SO SO sorry that you guys have been through all you have for it to end this way. This is truly heartbreaking and you will be in my prayers, as will this sweet baby and his birth family.

Cheryl F. said...

Sorry about what has happened we are in a similiar circumstance. I would love to talk with you and tell you where we are at. Would love to hear from you KYFLGirl@aol.com, put Vietnam adoptions in comments.

Sorry again this is such an emotional roller coaster
Cheryl F

abc123vn said...

You are so in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry.

sharon said...

I am gutted thinking about how overwhelming losing this child was for you. I hope he will flourish with his birth family and I hope you are presented with another chance to parent a child the way you wanted to parent him. . . .bless you and your family.

Brad, Carmen, Braylen and Alea Fleck said...

I just read your comment on my blog. I am not familiar with your story, but seeing this post made me cry! I'd love to talk to you about adoption! Feel free to email me at: crfleck@hotmail.com

dana said...

Oh Andrea, I am so very sorry for the heartbreak you are feeling right now. I pray you can find comfort and peace. xo

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Cheryl F. said...

Andrea,
I would love to talk with you, but I do not know if you have another blog and sorry to leave this here hope you find this. Congrats on your baby, we will be Dossier to China Tomorrow finally...Cheryl
KYFLGirl@aol.com
www.whattonameher.blogspot.com

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