I was so moved to get a letter about little Jonathan, a very special little boy who received a Bath Luve with an online baby shower sponsored by Candice Broom at www.mommosttraveled.com. Jonathan's dad sent me a note, excerpted below, to tell the story about how Jonathan came to be a part of their family via adoption. Bath Luve is happy to be just a small part of Jonathan's wonderful story.
Jonny's birth mother was young and not able to care for him, so before he was born, his parents agreed to adopt him. They live overseas and had to work very hard to complete the paperwork in preparation.
About one month before Jonathan's due date, everything was finalized. He was delivered via C-section and then the family found out from a nurse there was "a little problem." They found out it was boy and he was missing half of his arm but was otherwise healthy.
"Our hearts dropped at the unexpected news, we mumbled that we needed to go outside and rushed out into the night. Crying, we held each other and talked about what we were going to do, even though we both already knew the answer. We called our country director and his wife and they came down the hospital to be with us. In those moments we saw all the pain that this poor child was going to experience because of his disability, and all the pain that would fall on us because we loved him. It was overwhelming. But we knew that he was here on this earth, and though we could make him disappear from our lives, he wasn’t going to disappear. We went back upstairs and held our little boy for the first time, and completely fell in love. "
"But we both know that we would do it all again in a heartbeat for our little boy. At first I thought he was a very lucky child, but every day that I spend with him, I realize more and more that I am the lucky one, not him."