Friday, March 13, 2009

Darling Yana,

Mommy is thinking of you right now. Your birthday is coming up next week and I can't help but wonder what toys you would like. Do you like stuffed animals? Do you like toys that make noise? Light up? Do you enjoy pretty clothes and dresses? When you are finally home we will go shopping together and you can pick out things you like!

My arms are hurting right now longing to hold you! Some people are telling me this crazy, that bringing you home will be too hard, that I don't understand what I am getting into. Don't be mad at them. They don't understand, I feel sorry for them. How can they understand what is in my heart? When God created me, he made sure there was a big hole in my heart that only you would be able to fill! I cry tears of joy when I look at your picture. You are coming home soon sweetheart. Mommy will hold you when you cry, laugh with you when you find something funny, hold your hands so you can walk [or run] until your heart is content! Together we will overcome any obstacles in your path! I have complete faith in God and His plans for us! IT will be okay if it takes you a long time to come to trust and love me. God planted enough love in my heart to love you wherever you are, however you are! Hang in there baby, Mommy will be there soon!


  1. These girls are blessed to finaly know their mother and father. They are no longer orphans without family, they have a loving mother, father and seven brothers and sisters. I know you have already changes their lives, just because they now have a mom and dad praying for them and loving them. They are very lucky, as are all your children.

  2. How beautiful both girls are! Congrats on your decision to adopt!