A long time ago, when they started moving through the long adoption process, I told Heather that when they they brought their baby home, I was going to make something for them. I didn't know quite what it would be, only that it would include the following poem:
Nor bone of my bone
But still miraculously my own.
Never forget for a single minute
You didn't grow under by heart
But in it.
~ Fleur Conkling Heyliger
Heather knew exactly what she wanted - she asked me to create flower collages, like this and this, but in the colors of Haley's nursery. She picked out the paper and ribbon, and I painted the background of the canvases the same color as the lower half of the nursery walls. Rather than free-handing the words, I printed them out using a handwriting font (downloaded for free to dafont.com) and transferred the words using this method.
Here's the final product:
Heather did a great job picking the colors - they look absolutely adorable in Haley's room.