Thursday, October 2, 2008

Letter to Kellen

Written in the spring of 2007:

Dear baby-
Your dad and I have decided to start trying to conceive you. Conceive is an interesting word, meaning literally to begin or bring into one's mind. But this is not the beginning as I have thought of you often. You were with me as a child as I comforted my baby dolls, imagining holding you for the first time. You were there when I took care of other kids, watching others parent and making silent vows to be the best mother to you. You were there on our wedding day as your dad and I promised to love each other and remain steadfast in our goals to maintain a healthy family. And you are here now, a yearning that is biologically rooted, a desire to be a mother, to be your mother.

I am so glad to be Kellen's mother.


  1. This is beautiful Brooke. I am so glad that you are now a mother. You are wonderful and will continue to do wonderfully.

  2. That is so beautiful. It says exactly how I feel in my heart. I've been waiting for her all my life.

  3. I love your writing. I love to read what you write. I hope you will always share all that love in your heart with your words.

    I'm so glad you are a mother!