Dear Expectant Mother,
Hello, my name is Sylvan and I thank you for taking the time to read my letter. Motherhood is a dream I have been pursuing for many years. I am excited and committed to becoming a mother and raising your child with an open heart and unconditional love.
Life with me as a mom will be a loving and stable life, rich with music, creativity, education, travel, opportunities, fun and laughter, and cousins to grow up with. At our farm we will visit the animals in the barn and collect fresh eggs from the hens, swim, canoe and fish in the lake, visit the sap house during maple syrup season and explore the woods hiking the trails. In the winter, we will go sledding and enjoy cozy downtime by the fireplace. At our beach home, we will explore the beach, swim in the pool, enjoy s’mores by the campfire, and play board games, ping pong, and complete puzzles in the game room.
I have a stable, loving and supportive network of extended family and friends. Everyone lives nearby and they are ready and excited to welcome a new member to the family. My family is ethnically and culturally diverse. I grew up with cousins who were adopted from Korea and my brother-in-law is East Indian.
I am a musician and teacher, and run a successful music studio where I teach cello lessons. I started playing the cello when I was five years old and have been teaching young children to play the cello for the past 20 years. Children and music education are my passions and I consider myself fortunate to be able to make a living doing what I love.
I live in a a quiet, suburban neighborhood. The property has a playground, pool, basketball court, ponds with ducks to feed and trails to bike on. Parks, movie theaters, restaurants, and the YMCA are all within walking distance. Weekends and summers with your child would be spent at our family farm in New Hampshire where we grow Christmas trees, harvest hay and make maple syrup, or our west coast family home with sandy beaches to be explored.
Both my career and personal life experiences have taught me to not only embrace the gifts and joys that life provides us, but to also be able to deal with the challenges life deals us. I have never been in your shoes and, in fact, just the opposite. I’ve tried so hard to become a mother, but I think I do understand the tremendous effort it takes to accept that life is not always where you want it to be. I am so sorry you have to go through this, but am also forever grateful you are willing to try.
Please feel free to ask me any questions and thank you for considering me.