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Photography by Kyleen Maughan of Kylee Ann Photography
This week has been indescribable. Our time spent here in the NICU with you has been sacred. I want to capture it, the best I can, while it is still so fresh. Most of this I am not going to share with others. You are peacefully resting under the billy lights, so here I sit with hours to do nothing but write.
Let me start way back at the beginning. For as long as I can remember I have had a strong longing to adopt. The first time I remember really feeling it was when I was, maybe 5th grade. My mom, grandma Larsen, read a book to me called The Family Nobody Wanted. It was about a couple who wanted a family so badly, but could never have children. Over time they were able to adopt 12 children. That book changed me. I remember knowing then that one day I would adopt. Again when I was a teenager I watched a documentary about orphanages in Romania. I dreamed for years of ways I could get there and rock those motherless babies. When dad and I were engaged, I remember sitting at an overlook of the Temple discussing our future together. We discussed goals and expectations. I told him then that one day we were supposed to adopt a baby. He agreed we could, but not until years later did he have the same feelings I did. The Lord knew, Cannon, that we were supposed to find you and he spent my whole life preparing me so that we would be ready when you came.
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