Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Love Letter

Sweet Amelia,

Today marks the beginning of our last week together with you safely tucked inside Mommy's belly. We have known for the last 4 months that this day would come along with several difficult days and months to follow, and now, here we are.

There are indeed so many things that we had wanted to show you in this life. Far to many of those things we will not have the chance to share with you. But there is one thing that I know you can feel and understand, and that is our love for you. A parent's love, is a love like no other. I know that you can sense our love, even now, despite any earthly limitations of your small developing body and mind.

Now you understand this love in part; soon you will understand in full, all things.

And still, in our certainty of your knowledge of our love for you, your father and I continue to feel compelled to express that love to you daily.

We love you Amelia Grace.

Mommy & Daddy

1 Corinthians 13

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love.


pennynjon said...

Sweet Amelia definitely feels your love. She is do blessed to have you and Tim as her parents. ((hugs))

Hannah Rose said...

This is so precious...I know this week is going to be so tough for you. I'll be praying.

Unknown said...

What a sweet letter to your darling Amelia. She is truly loved.

This is my all time favorite verse!

Jennifer said...

Love NEVER fails. These verses are so sweet. Amelia is so blessed to have you, Tim, Noah, and so many others to love her. She will know only love! Constantly praying! I so wished that I could just give you a big hug and tell you what a wonderful job you are doing.

Melanie said...

Love is the greatest. The expression of your love for your daughter is so beautiful. You guys are on my mind and in my prayers. We love you!