Sunday, February 15, 2009

Day 291

One of my favorite things to do is sneak into the nursery and read books from baby boy's bookshelf. I rock...and read...and pray. I decided to start recording my secret moments in the nursery so that our sweet baby can learn my voice and Rebekah can hear my heart. This week, Rebekah invited me to view videos she has posted on youtube. She had a video posted with her youngest son (he's three) and it melted my heart to hear her voice for the first time. I could see and feel the love between them and hope that hearing my voice for the first time will bring her comfort, too.

The first of many story times to come....

[And completely disregard my appearance I had the flu, this weekend and haven't gotten out of my sweats!]

Guess How Much I Love You, by Sam McBratney




"I love you right up to the moon and back."

41 comments:

  1. Lots of tears! Very good idea and very sweet. You two Rebekah's are both blessed to have each other.

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  2. Loved this, Rebekah!! I read this story to my son recently. Along with another children's book called "Blessing From Above". It's a Golden Book by Patti Henderson and it is a perfect story of our particular adoption story. I highly recommend it! I read it to Isaiah recently and I cried through the whole thing, and he just stared at me instead of the book. You have a lifetime of incredible moments ahead of you! I'm very excited for you.

    p.s. This southern girl isn't used to your accent! ;)

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  3. How sweet! I remember sitting in what would be our daughter's room the night before we met her birth parents and just covering her in prayer. It was such a moving experience and one I can't wait to share with her one day. If only we'd been smart enough to get the camera out! You're one clever girl!

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  4. AAhHHH that was so beautiful! I love your sensitive little heart! Blessings

    cindie

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  5. cool idea! And what a sweet video...

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  6. That is so sweet...I love that book. I can't read it to Evie without tearing up.

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  7. OH MY...I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea and (yet again) you have amazed me with your awesomeness! Your personality just bursts right through the computer screen sometimes, and makes me wish we knew each other IRL. :)

    Hugs to you...I can't wait to see the first video of you holding that little man and reading him a bedtime story.

    Melba

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  8. Wow! What a great idea!! I had several favorite parts but the big winner is "well, some kids DO have 2 mommies but we'll talk about that when you're a little older." Ha! Love it. You're going to be a rockin' mommy. ;)

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  9. Beautiful! These will be treasured so much by your little man someday. Wishing you all the best.

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  10. Oh Rebekah, you had me crying into my cornflakes - what a very sweet idea! I am following your journey to adoption with such joy.

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  11. You are an incredible mommy already. What a sweet idea to start reading to baby boy already and what a great gift for him later on to see these.

    Praying for you.

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  12. Very sweet! It's nice to put a voice with the face! Your son will love it!

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  13. you're already a good mommy! reading to your baby even when you have the flu.

    how wonderful to have a baby to read to :)

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  14. You are going to make such a great mommy!!! How wonderful it is for you to find a woman like Rebekah who knows in her heart that she is giving this baby the best chance at a wonderful life. If only more people in this country could look at adoption in such a way! This baby will feel truly loved and blessed to be able to look back as an adult and see how much his two mothers loved him!!

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  15. Crying into my Cheerios! Dan and I read that book to Maddy when she was in my belly, and it still remains one of my most favorite. What a precious inheritance for your sweet little Nutbrown Hare. Love you, beautiful.

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  16. That is so awesome Rebekah!!! What a great idea!!! We are so happy and excited for you both. You will make an awesome mommy!!!

    I love that book you read to baby boy!!! It's perfect!!

    Hope you are feeling better today!!

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  17. I love that book. What a great idea!

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  18. love that story...we just read it to eva last night. we are on our second copy, as out first is pretty worn out.

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  19. Rebekah, that is such an awesome idea! And how great that Rebekah is willing to share your voice with the baby...I'm in awe over how perfect this match seems.

    I don't think I mentioned this before, but my sister adopted my nephew Gavin from Russia in 2005. Yesterday was Gavin (and coincidentally, my sister's) birthday. He is 5 now, but my sister used to read him this book and he loved it. He loved it so much that his grandma had a wooden sign customized that hangs in his room that says, "I love you to the moon and back". My sister also got a tattoo on her foot with Gavin's name and a moon and stars next to it to symbolize the book. Pretty cool, huh? :)

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  20. All I can say is THANK YOU...for sharing that wonderful moment with us. You are such a blessing to so many people! When your little boy looks back on these precious memories..he is going to be so proud of his mama!! :D Love and Hugs!!!

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  21. It is so special that you are able to do this!!
    Sorry you've been sick!
    I don't have flu but, am home sick today while my kiddos are at school so, I can relate!
    I wish I'd had all this technology and ideas when I was waiting on my two!

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  22. Can I just say that your video made my day? I loved it! :)

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  23. That is the sweetest thing EVER!! And I am totally bawling like a big ol baby here! LOVE it!

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  24. All I have to say is that you will have one lucky little boy. When I am a mommy someday I will strive to be as good as you. Wishing you happiness.....

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  25. That was beautiful! What a great idea! You are going to be an awesome mommy! Hope you are feeling better!

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  26. Loved it! Annalise is sitting on my my lap now and we took this time to do story-time WITH YOU tonight...so thank you for sharing this time with my family as well! Awesome idea...you are going to such an amazing mommy!

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  27. What a great idea for both Rebekah and the baby.
    We are trying to do something similar to make a cd of all our family members reading a book so our child(ren) will always hear their voices.

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  28. I totally didn't think this would make me cry....but it DID! :)

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  29. Ps. Hahaha...it makes me laugh when people comment on your "accent"! Somehow, I just don't hear it ;)

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  30. Yep! I definitely cried when I saw this! This is so precious! I've never seen anything so raw and real! It's so you! Love it! This is an awesome idea! Keep it up!

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  31. So cute! I love that book too!

    And Glenna, Rebekah doesn't have the accent - YOU do! ;)

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  32. This is so sweet and such a great idea! I was crying into my keyboard at the end. You were born to be his mommy :-)

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  33. I think Rebekah chose the BEST woman to be baby boy's Mommy. Oh my gosh, I'm crying.

    The one book that makes me bawl every time I read it is, "Love You Forever" by Robert N. Munsch.

    I'm a little emotional tonight and this made me cry! I cannot wait to hear more about you, Rebekah and baby boy (do you have name ideas yet?)!

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  34. This is one of my favorite books! What a wonderful idea. You are going to be an amazing mom :)

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  35. you are amazing.....lovely just perfect...

    m :)

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  36. Hi Sweetie,
    that is the first book i read our son as well...and every night since he came home with us. Kellen turned two last week, and he loves that book. He is the little rabbit and the other one is his daddy...with everything that the rabbit does, he jumps up and do it as well...and right at the end...kisses to the rabbits in the story...

    you are going to love being a mama! The most beautiful word...holding your little boy in your arms will take a way 8 years worth of feelings...and all you feel is gratitude, absolute awe for how great our God is, and love....overflowing love...and more love....

    one of these days sweetie, it's coming closer...one of these days you are holding your little boy in your arms xx

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  37. I loved this so much, Scott came in to hear it and caught me crying. I explained it to him and he even got all misty eyed. This baby boy is so blessed. Already. When I feel like giving up you give strength to those of us that need it. (HUGS)

    p.s. umm I am from NC...you got an accent to me too :)

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  38. I loved this too. You look so cozy in your sweats. Sorry you had the flu. It seems like there are alot of illnesses going around.
    One of my friends recently had "the everything flu"- gastrointestinal and body w/ chills and fever. Hope you are now 100% recovered.
    Like so many other blog readers, this made me cry. I just have such a tender heart. I love what you said about baby's 2 mommys.
    I am an adoptee and I think that it is special to have 2 moms.
    I really identify with babies like your little one who are the first baby a couple adopts because that's what I was so long ago. When I watch 1st time adoptive parents with their children I get a picture of how my adoptive parents must have felt about me and I feel blessed. Like a friend of mine once said "people don't adopt children unless they really want them."
    I'm so glad that you decided to record your voice and your heart for Baby Boy, Rebekah, and all the rest of us. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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