I Love You to the Moon

I Love You to the Moon
Being a Mother is the greatest blessing of my life ~

Saturday, July 30, 2011


July 30, 2011

As I put my sweet baby boy to bed this evening, I was thanking the Lord for Caleb's precious little life, and what a blessing he is to me.  I was also giving thanks to the Lord for his birth mother.  She chose LIFE for Caleb, and for that I will always be grateful.  I can't imagine my life without him. Here is something you may find interesting.  I wrote my first poem July 2, 1999 called "To You Oh Lord".  I was sitting in my car during my lunch hour praying for my baby (mind you...there was no talk about adoption at this point in my life) I felt at that moment I needed a pen and paper so I could write down what my heart was feeling, so I did and this is what I wrote ( this was my hearts cry to the Lord) - 

                                 I humbly bow right now, before Your holy throne
                                              and offer up a heartfelt prayer, 
                                                     for a child of my own
                          Oh, to look upon his glorious face, and into his blue eyes,
                                                     to give a sweet kiss upon his lips,
                                                         and place his hands in mine
                          I'd rock him in my arms of love until he fell asleep,
                                              I'd hold him closely to my heart,
                                                   and pray he sleeps in peace
                          My voice will sing praise unto Your wonderful name,
                                      thanking you Lord, for this precious child,
                                                           this gift you freely gave
                          Don't worry Lord, I won't forget, to dedicate his life to you,
                                             for you are the one, who gave me my son,
                                                               so now, I give him to you

That was my prayer and hearts cry to the Lord for my baby.  I didn't know where my baby was going to come from, I just knew my baby was in my heart and I was just going to be still, and wait upon the Lord.  I wrote this poem July 2, 1999 and 7 years later to the day (July 2, 2006) Caleb's birth mother went into labor with him!  God is good and he does hear our prayers.

I would love to see Adoption BE the only option.  There are so many people just like me out there who couldn't get pregnant and desired a baby so badly that it hurt. Children are such a blessing and a GIFT from God.  My heart smiles every day because Caleb is in it!  :-)

Blessing to you all,   and goodnight ~

p.s. If you go to my website at: www.iloveyoutothemoon.com you will be able to see my book trailer.  May it touch your heart like it does mine.



  1. Such a beautiful story behind the story, Melissa. Thanks for sharing your heart with us.

  2. Thank you for sharing your heartwarming story. My sister adopted a baby girl 6 years ago. Absolutely precious! Blessings to you all!

  3. Touched my heart!
    Melissa, you're an inspiration!

  4. That's beautiful, Melissa. God bless.

  5. Beautiful blog! Our third child is adopted and all three of our children are blessings. Good luck with your children's book and I'll be back for more visits!