Monday, June 23, 2008

The Letter

I was able to correspond with our 10 year old daughter in Ethiopia as she waits patiently in the Transition House for her turn to come to a forever family. Here is what I wrote:

Dearest Little E,
We hope you enjoyed the gifts and photos we sent over to you. I wanted you to have something that would let you know we love you and are very anxious for you to be with us. We were able to see a few picture the Wests took of you in the yellow dress. You look so pretty! We are all praying that God makes the court date happen very fast so it won't take too long for us to come and get you. Please will you pray too; I know God hears you very well. I want you to know as you fall asleep at night that you don't have to worry about how things will turn out. We will take care of you and will help you with whatever you need.

Love, Your mom in America,

We were blessed and touched in our hearts by E's precious response:

My Beloved Mother,
How are you? I am fine. I'm also longing to meet you. Let the Lord be with you. I will pray for you. Kiss everybody in the family for me.

By E, who loves you


Jori said...

WHAT A BLESSING!!!! Great to be able to correspond with her! Are you waiting just for CD or are you still waiting on infant ref? So hard to know they are there waiting ...
Blessings, Jori
WFR 02/19 either x2

The Gillman Family said...

Oh My Goodness!!! That is a true blessing to hear from her. So happy for you!!!

Kim (YG)

Wilma & Eddie said...

How wonderful. We want to hear next your travel date?

Paul & Holly West said...

Oh my goodness! How beautiful is her letter to you. What a sweetheart. I am so glad you were able to communicate with her like this.

Please know that we are praying for a courtdate QUICK so you can bring your kids home!

God Bless your wonderful family!