Saturday, November 17, 2012

I Get To Be The One

Dear Xiomara,

Today is National Adoption Day! A pretty important day to celebrate if you ask me. It's hard for me to imagine that a little over two years ago, you weren't here. Today, I get to be the one.

Well hello, little baby
Your eyes have never seen the sun
You should know, little baby
That I am the lucky one

The one to nurse you before bed. To hold you tightly in my arms as you drift off to sleep. The one to hear you exclaim you were in your birthmom's tummy. The one to tell you all about her; and the love she had for you.

I get to be the one to hold your hand
I get to be the one
Through birthdays and broken bones
I'll be there to watch you grow
I get to be the one

The one to take you potty for the very first time. To hear your excitement over each chocolate chip earned. The one to hear your soft little voice sing Jesus Loves Me to your dollie when you think no one is listening.

Don't feel alone now, little baby
Do you hear me singing you a song?
I can't wait to show you, little baby
How to crawl, how to walk, and how to run

The one to mourn her loss; yet celebrate mine. To stare at your beauty and play with your curls. To watch your face light up, dimple come out, and hear that full belly laugh.

How does someone so small hold my heart so tightly?
I don't even know you
I love you completely

Photo by: Holly D Photography

Little one, we truly are the lucky ones. To watch you form a bond with your sisters over a pillow fight. To hear you say "I love you". I am so thankful little one, that I get to be the one.

With all my love,


Lyrics are in italics from the song I Get To Be The One by JJ Heller (it is definitely worth a listen)!


  1. Love that song.

    Thanks so sharing such a beautiful tribute. Xiomara is beautiful and - my! - such a contagious smile. :)

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