Yesterday, while out shopping for birthday presents for Lynnsie and Creek, I came across this little gem....
I love books. They are my favorite and forever will be.
The title caught my eye and I immediately thought of our son.
I decided to read through it...and then I stood in the aisle at Toys R Us
and cried like a mommy missing her little boy and wanting him home yesterday.
This became his first gift from me.
It is beautiful and true.
"I wanted you more than you will ever know,
so I sent love to follow wherever you go.
It's as high as you wish it. It's quick as an elf.
You'll never outgrow it...it stretches itself!
So climb any mountain...climb up to the sky!
My love will find you. My love can fly.
Make a big splash! Go out on a limb!
My love will find you. My love can swim!
It never gets lost, never fades, never ends...
if you're working...or playing...or sitting with friends.
You can dance 'til you're dizzy...paint 'til you're blue.
There's no place, not one, that my love can't find you.
And if someday you're lonely, or someday you're sad,
or you strike out at baseball, or think you've been bad...
just lift up your face, feel the wind in your hair.
That's me, my sweet baby, my love is right there.
In the green of the grass...in the smell of the sea...
in the clouds floating by...at the top of a tree...in the sound
crickets make at the end of the day...
'You are loved. You are loved. You are loved, ' they all say.
My love is so high, and so wide and so deep, it's always right there,
even when you're asleep.
So hold your head high and don't be afraid
to march to the front of your own parade.
If you're still my small babe or you're all the way grown,
my promise to you is you're never alone.
You are my angel, my darling, my star...and my love will find you,
wherever you are."
Author, Nancy Tillman
I told you it was perfect for him. Even more than the words, the beautiful illustrations throughout the book are of this little boy, just doing little boy things - swimming, playing, running through the woods...swinging off of a rope into a pond, with his canoe off to the side. It's like a little glimpse of the things my son will do, what his life will be like with us.
And, so, sweet little boy...
I may not have written the perfect words above,
but they are a perfect description of my love for you.
We are praying and waiting and coming for you. We
will shower you with more love than you can imagine. We will
tell you of the One who loves you even more than we can imagine.
Whether it's a great day or a really hard "adjusting and attaching" day, our
love will be right there where you are. It will never go away. It will only grow.
It will stretch to the point that others may think it will break, but it will not.
Because it can't break. It will always be there - it will follow and
meet you "wherever you are".