Saturday, February 26, 2011

A Note to Hannah’s Birthmother

As Hannah and I are settling down for the night it is already February 27th in China and I know your heart must wonder how your sweet baby girl is.  Where is she?  How is she?  Please know that as we said our bedtime prayers tonight we prayed for you.  We asked God to give you a peace only He can provide.  You are a beautifully courageous woman who gave life to Hannah and a daughter to me.

You are on my heart as I am once again overwhelmed with love and thankfulness to you for the gift of Hannah.   Even though I don’t know who you are I see you in Hannah.  It is your beautiful black hair and almond shaped eyes that she shares.  She has the most perfect little rosebud mouth, beautiful long fingers and cuddly warm skin.  She is absolutely perfect from the top of her head to the tips of her toes.

I talk to Hannah about you even though she is still so young.  I want her to always know that she has a mother in China who loved her so very much that she chose to carry her for 9 months and then she made what I believe is the hardest decision in her life and allowed someone else to raise her.  For as long as I can remember I knew that I wanted to be a mom and God chose you to carry my daughter.  God brought Hannah and I together as mother and daughter, gathering us together from two sides of the earth to become one family and you are an important part of that too.  I don’t for one moment want to take for granted the sacrifice you made for Hannah and I to become mother and daughter.

My heart cannot express my thankfulness to you for the gift of Hannah.  May you know how thankful I am and may God bless you for the selfless sacrifice you made.



  1. Very well are a WONDERFUL person Catherine, so thoughtful and loving.

  2. I am sitting at the public library bawling!! Beautiful Catherine! I am so glad you share with Hannah about her mom. I know one day you will meet her together! I know she feels your prayers and love! Yes you are a wonderful Godly woman! Love you, Karyne

  3. Hi Catherine,

    What a beautiful message about Hannah's tummy mommy. I am at the office with tears streaming down my cheeks, making it difficult to see the words I'm typing. I frequently talk to Charlotte about the beautiful woman that made it possible for Mommy and Daddy to create a family. Each night Charlotte and Mommy pray that Charlotte's tummy mommy knows that Charlotte is well cared for and loved more than she can possibly know. We can't imagine what life would be like without our little precious angel.

    God has truly blessed each of our families with these beautiful girls, real treasures from China.


  4. What a beautiful, heartfelt letter. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  5. Tears are falling when I read your lovely lovely words.

  6. Well said! I feel the same way about our daughters' birth parents! Thank you for sharing.

  7. Beautiful. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about av's birth mom. Your words touched my soul tonight. How different our lives would be without them. I wonder, do they truly understand the magnitude of the gift they gave us?


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