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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Increasing by 1

Sunday, May 1, 2011

(The very first time Mommy laid her eyes on you Aug. 13, 2008 - I had no idea what the future held for us but I loved you without limitations. You were the single greatest thing to have ever happened to me)

Dearest Kennedy,

Tomorrow we meet your baby brother for the very first time. Mommy is very anxious for the big day, however, I am also very saddened at the fact that you will not be around to celebrate in this joyous occasion. For over five months I remember conjuring up all sorts of ideas about the day you and Collin would meet for the very first time. Oh we knew how much you loved babies around you. You always became so engaged at the sights and sounds of one near by you. You had this intuitive sense for small babies and they seemed to bring you such peace. You were the first one to feel Collin kick inside Mommy's tummy. You spent hours and hours in close contact with him as Mommy held you.

But sadly instead of a day full of pure joy and excitement....tomorrow will be a day full of mixed emotions. Of course we are elated to welcome your baby brother, but we are also greatly saddened in your absence. I know as your daddy and I are in the operating room waiting for Collin's grand entrance, you will be watching over us all. Collin is the luckiest little boy to have such an amazing big sister. So tomorrow our family grows by one more member - we move from being a family of three to becoming a family of four. Even though you are not physically present anymore your memory is and never will be forgotten. Because of you Daddy and I have grown so much as individuals and you have made us even better parents.

I love you and miss you more and more everyday. I wish things were different and that you were back home with us, but for now I have accepted that our separation is only temporary. I look forward to the day that we are reunited.

Love you forever and ever,
Mommy and Daddy too!


Jennifer said...

I am so happy for you Bonomo's. Collin does not know how fortunate he is to be born into such an AMAZING family!!! I hope your delivery goes well tomorrow and that when you become emotional that you allow it and do not feel bad about it. I am looking forward to meeting the fourth addition tomorrow. We love you!

Shannon Cecil said...

I can't even pretend to understand what emotions you guys are going through right now. Although Kennedy is not present with you now, know she will always be with you in your heart, and who knows, maybe the Lord gave her the special task of being her baby brother's guardian angel? That's how i'll look at her, I told you once I always pictured her as an angel, I see her with wings and all!
My prayer for you tonight is that you will be able to rejoice in the miricle of Collins birth tomorrow and not feel sorrow for Kennedy's absence. That tomorrow will be the second happiest day of your life!
Love you sister! Please call if you need anything! I'll be calling you soon to set up meals... :)

Brief Encounters Grants Pass said...

Congrats on Kennedy's baby brother I am sure she is watching over him and her Mommy and Daddy and I bet Heaven has a extra glow about it with her proud-ness of all of you !! LaDawn