Dear Sweet Boy,
Let me tell you a story. On a beautiful fall morning, your parents put a fancy tie on you. Your sister put on some pretty pearls. And your parents put on their happiest smile. Everyone drove to the Courthouse. A place where records would reflect that you are the son of Travis and Julie.
But here’s where something messy happened. Your father lost it. Overwhelmed by his love for you, he spoke his vow to be your daddy forever with tears pouring down. And although you are just a baby, he is already teaching you that the strength of a man has nothing to do with how dry one can keep their eyes. It has everything to do with his love for you. In all he does to keep you safe, warm, fed and cherished. On this day, your parents pledged something beautiful. To be yours for always.
May you forever feel that love when people tell you stories of this day,
Note about National Adoption Day: Because of the nature of many of the adoptions I photographed on this day, most of the photos I took can’t be shared. Curious about what National Adoption Day is? Check out: http://www.nationaladoptionday.org/