Saturday, March 1, 2008

To Rebecca


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,
Mommy

6 comments:

Green, Party of Four said...

Rebecca,

The Green Party of Four will be praying for you and that your healing will be very short. We cant wait to see you and your brothers and sisters at the Easter Egg Hunt. WE love you and are blessings and prayers are with you next week.

P.S. Your Mommy and Daddy are two special people!


Love
Green Party of Four

Russ & Lisa W. said...

Oh Emily,
That was a beautiful letter to your little Sweet Rebecca. I am sitting here in tears. Russ and I will have Rebecca and you all in our thoughts and prayers as Rebecca goes through her sugery and healing tomorrow and this week. We Love each and every one of you!

Love, Lisa & Russ

The Princess's Mommy said...

Oh Emily,
You made me cry. What a sweet girl you have. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers this week. Please let us know if you need anything!
Love,
Monica

David & Becky said...

Rebecca- You are a very lucky little girl! Your family loves you very much. We'll be praying for you all on Monday!
Love- David, Becky, Noah, &Jackson

Rebekah D. said...

You all are a blessing, not only by raising Rebecca to know and love God, but also in the example of family of faith that you are to us. And in turn you have been blessed with four sweet, beautiful children!
We're thinking of you and praying for Rebecca and you all as she goes through her surgery and healing Monday.
Love,
The Davises

Doug & Melody Kemp said...

Hope everything is going well with Rebecca's surgery. Ya'll are in our thoughts and prayers as I am typing this. Talk to you real soon.

Love,
The Kemps
Doug, Melody, Zoey