He goes through phases with a certain book that he must read every night before bed. I try to deter him from a particular book after several days in a row because I'm so tired of reading it, but he usually won't let up. His most recent favorite book, which he pulled off the shelf and I had never read to him before, is You are my Wish Come True by Marianne Richmond. I absolutely love the book, so I'm happy to read it every single night. It's such a sweet book and I find very appropriate for a SMC and her child. It's a story about a Momma Bear having a conversation with her son, Barley, about how he was her wish come true. One of my favorite parts:
What SMC couldn't relate to that? (or any Mom for that matter.) It reminded me of the long thought process in my head while thinking about being a SMC, then talking to a few people about it, then announcing I was pregnant to the world. What an incredible and really long journey I have had when it came to conceiving Sidekick.
"I had an empty place in my heart that I wanted to fill with love for a special child like you."
While the book takes a strange turn about their fur being different colors and it seems pretty random, I like everything else about it. It's such a sweet book, and for whatever reason, it is Sidekick's favorite one for a week straight. Does he make a connection to the book like I do? Who knows, but I love the fact that he loves it so much.
To end out special bedtime routine, after I close the book, he turns to look at me, puts his hands together, and says in his sweet little voice, "Have to pray." I love this kid so much.
Three years and four days ago, I had my eighth IUI that resulted in Sidekick. Don't ever give up hope. I finally got my wish come true.