Saturday, March 1, 2008
On Monday, it will be 6 months since I first saw you walk through that door in the Civil Affairs Office in Guangzhou, China. I will never forget that look on your face. I didn't know that look then, but I do now. You didn't seem frightened or anxious to me then, but knowing you now as your mother, I know you were definitely scared and hesitant. You were and are so very brave and I am so proud of you. You called us "Mama" and "Baba" right away and never looked back. You are an amazing little girl! I love you so much!
On Monday, we will take you to have your little heart repaired, 6 months to the day from when you literally walked into our lives. Doctors will repair that little physical hole in your heart, while these last 6 months, God has been molding and shaping your spiritual heart to walk with Him. It makes me smile every time you see a heart shape, you say, "Heart, heart, give my heart to Jesus." It also makes my own heart swell when I hear you sing "Jesus Loves Me." I pray daily that God will give me the strength and wisdom to bring all four of my children up to love their God with all of their hearts!
I don't know all the reasons why you came to be our daughter, but I am so grateful that God placed you in our arms. I feel very blessed to be your mother. I will always be here for you, whenever you need me.
I love you,