Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Letters: #2

Dear Norah,

You are loved so much and by so many people!  On Dec 11, 2010 your life changed forever because your sweet mommy went to be with Jesus.  She did not want to leave you, and I know she would have done anything in this world to be with you longer, but it was her time to go, Jesus called her.  She was the best mother ever!  She loved you so very much!  When she had you, her life was filled with a love and joy that I had never seen in her before.  You were the love of her life.....

I am sorry that your mommy lived for only 18 months of your life, I don't think it is fair and it breaks my heart...... I miss her too.   However, I know that God has a wonderful plan for your life.  He loves and cares about you.   He has written your story, which we have always been a part of, but now we will become an ever bigger part.

I, Aunt Jenni will be your new mommy and Uncle Brett will be your daddy.  We have loved you ever since you were born and we can't wait to love you as a mother and father.  We are scared and unsure of how to do everything, this is new for us, and we don't have all of the answers.  We are afraid that we won't do everything right, and sometimes we are even afraid that you won't love us back, but we are relying on God's grace to help us.

We feel privileged and honored that you are going to become part of our family.   You are going to make such a wonderful addition and we can't wait to have you here!  Maya is beyond excited to be your sister, she loves you so much!  You will be great for Maya in so many ways, and Maya great for you.  You can grow up as sisters!  You will need each other.  Norah, I know that just like Maya in some ways this will be good for you, but in too many ways it will be very hard.  Please know that we love you just like one of our own, because you are one of our own.

I can't wait to get to know that little details of your personality.  I know you are easy going, you love to dance, you have the most amazing vocabulary I have ever seen in a little girl your age, you love cheese (just like mommy) and you have the cutest smile in the world!

I am sorry that you won't have any memories of your mom, but I will do my best to tell you all about her, and her amazing 25 years.  I am pretty sure that many people will share special memories about your mommy, she was so special and so beautiful.

You are going to bring so much light and joy into our lives.!  You are a piece of my sister, your mother.  I hope and pray that we can honor my sister in the way we raise you.  You look just like her and will forever be a reminder of the wonderful light she was.


  1. Really very cute photos... Thanks for sharing!


  2. I don't know if it's the pregnancy hormones or what but I can't read your blog anymore with out crying! You are such an example to me and Norah is going to love being part of our family!E

  3. I'm so glad Norah's going into a welcoming family and know she'll be so loved. I suspect the Hartt family feels the distance. The sacrifice they make, especially Trevor, is struggle for me, Trevor's aunt, to witness; knowing that Norah's going to benefit makes it okay. I know that I'm not the only person who recognizes the heart-wrenching sacrifice he's made.


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