At my baby shower my dear friend Corinna asked my amazing husband to write a letter to Autumn and give it to me as a present. Nate also wrote a letter from Porter to Autumn. They are so tender that I had to share.
Letter from Nate:
My lovely daughter, I wanted you to know how much your mother and I treasure you. You have been alive in the NICU for the past eight days. We have missed you every minute we are not together. Each chance we get to see or hold you makes us so incredibly happy. Your family has been into see you too, and they all love you. You surprised mom and I by coming early, but we are so grateful to see your beautiful face and touch your sweet little hands and feet. We know that you have already had some struggles, and will likely have more through your life; but we want you know that we are here to help you, and answer all your questions. We know we will make mistakes, but we will do our best to take care of you, and do what is best for you. Please be patient with us, and remember that we always love you.
Letter from Porter:
My name is Porter. I came to visit mom and dad two years before you were born. I am your older brother. Your dad always thought every girl ought to have an older brother, and you do. Unfortunately, my stay here was cut short. I wanted to tell you a few things I learned while I was here. First, you have a Heavenly Father that loves you. He put your parents here to watch over and protect you. They love you very much. You should also know that I love you, and am always here to listen and help you. I never got to see mom and dad face to face, so treasure them as they will you. When you need comfort, remember that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are there to listen, as am I. I can not wait to be back together again. I love you Autumn!Love your older brother,
Porter Owen Adams
Here is a letter that I wrote when Autumn was born:
My dearest Autumn,
I thought this day would never come. I finally have you! You are my baby girl and I am your mother! I am so overcome with the love I have for you. I miss you every second of the day that I am not with you. You are so beautiful my darling. Such a strong person already. My little fighter. I am so thankful to our Father in Heaven that he blessed me with such a special child. You have such an adorable spirit. So bright, so feisty! I can not wait till we get to take you home and snuggle you all day! I hope you know how much I love you. Autumn you are my miracle. You are so loved by so many people. I know that you are going to accomplish amazing things. Remember that you are a daughter of God. You are a princess of the most High King and He loves you more than anything. Please excuse my faults as I have many. Be patient with me and I will do my best to give you all that you could ever need. I love you my little miss tiny!