Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

It was exactly one year ago today that we received "the call" and in an instant we had a son! It is a moment I will never forget! We knew in our hearts the moment we saw Eli's precious face that he was our son. It has been an extremely difficult year, but also an INCREDIBLE year. I tried very hard throughout the year to hold onto faith that there was a greater purpose to our wait though my faith waivered often. Now, I can see that it has all worked out perfectly in so many ways. As my son sleeps peacefully beside me and the bells of Antigua ring in through the window, I realize the timing has been perfect.

My mom sent me this poem in honor of Mother's Day and the start of a new chapter in our lives. It's perfect! Thank you, mom. I love you and Happy Mother's Day!!!


How can I comprehend what I am about to see? The years of waiting now becoming a memory. Your eyes, your skin, your hair. Oh, the wonder of your face! I can’t believe this day we have finally embraced!

Instantly the pain I felt so deeply has now gone. Instantly I have a child to call my very own. Instantly and suddenly you are my dream come true. Instantly, so instantly I have been blessed with you.
I can hardly believe it, how beautiful you are! Practically perfection, the most precious one by far. A gift that was tucked away until this very day that we could meet, I feel complete knowing you’re okay.

Instantly the pain I felt so deeply is now joy. Instantly I now have met my handsome little boy. Instantly and suddenly you are my dream come true. Instantly, so instantly I have been blessed with you.

How can I begin to thank my Father up above for allowing me to know the depth of mothers’ love? Tears I’ve cried before this day don’t matter anymore. There’s joy in my heart from the start that was not before.

Instantly a good, perfect gift was bestowed on me. Instantly we get to share now ‘til eternity. Instantly and suddenly you are my dream come true. Instantly, so instantly I have been blessed with you.

I will try my very best to love and care for you. That’s what your other mom would have wanted me to do. A responsibility and honor to enjoy molding you into a man from just a little boy.

Michele Cervone Scott


Donna said...

I have never seen that poem and it is beautiful. So perfect!! Love that photo of Eli!!

Kim said...

What a beautiful poem! Happy Mother's Day Stephanie!

Becca said...

I love it! And Eli looks adorable. Happy Mother's Day!

Peace and Hugs,

Bobbi said...

What a great poem. Hope your day was wonderful. You were in my thoughts today and yesterday.

Enjoy the last few days of Guat.

Much Love

Jess said...

Happy Mother's Day Stephanie! Eli is blessed to have you as his mother!!

That's a beautiful poem!!

Heidi said...

What a beautiful poem. Happy Mother's Day!

Beth said...


Happy Mother's Day!

(You are picking up your VISA today... yippie!)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful poem! Your mom is an awesome person and a loving mother and so are you! Happy Mother's Day, Sweetheart!

Victoria and Joe said...

Love the poem... Wish I could be in Detroit when you get there...I know it will be awesome... See you soon

Anonymous said...

Happy (late) Mother's Day little sis! I agree with dad-mom is awesome and you are going to be an awesome mother, too!!!

Can not wait to see you and meet ELI!!! I wish I could go to the airport but we have so much going on Wed. night!!!!

I will be stopping by after work on Thursday to meet my nephew!!!!!!

Love to you all and safe travels HOME!!!!!

Jess said...

Tomorrow you'll be home!!!!

Yea! Yea! Yea!

Beth said...

You come home today!

WELCOME HOME, ELI! This has been a long day coming. You have an amazing Mama and Daddy and we could not be happier for your family. You are going to have an amazing life, you have already blessed their's so much more than you will ever know. Bless you.

Have a blast checking out your awesome new room, buddy!

Welcome home, guys. Deep breath. He is really home... forever.