Mar 15, 2010

A Letter from Ethiopia- Older Child Adoption

Sharing word for word, our first letter from our daughter, we got it last week.  I share it, because it testifies to God's goodness and His faithfulness to all of us.  Thank you for helping us bring her home!



Letter to my family

How are you my family and my love brothers and sisters?  I am fine.  When I wake up, when I sleep, that is, all the time I remember you.  What about you.  As I think you also remember me and you wish to see me.  I think I remember you all the time.  When I see you and live  with you?  If I see you soon I become very happy.  As I think you think so.  I write this letter for you because of I love all of you.  Are you love me?  All the time I pray to the Lord Jesus for you.  You also pray for me.

"And now, Lord, what do I wait for? 
My hope is in you."  Psalm 39:7

From
*name* (we call her Princess Sweetness)

All my friends love my sister *G*.  So when you come, come with my sister *G*.

I LOVE MY FAMILY.

she then writes in what I think is Amharic (she also speaks Garage) and translates it:

Jesus is Lord
Jesus is King
Jesus is strong.

She drew some flowers and on the stems she wrote
...I love you my family.

then:

Love is milk
but don't drink my family. (this cracks us up!)

Then she drew another flower...

The flower is the symbol of love.

My family is sweet ok!

then:
Jesus is coming you ready?

My family come to Ethiopia

Jesus come. My family come.

34 comments:

Shonni said...

Soooo precious...you must be treasuring this letter from your sweet daughter!

Anonymous said...

Okay, this is really random but somehow (not sure how), I stumbled across your blog. I am actually from Ethiopia, and crazy enough, my name is Semenesh, but I go by Semmy. Just thought that was crazy! I don't know how I can help you, but I will certainly keep you in my prayers!

SinginginHisName said...

That is so wonderful and yes so precious!!! I am so happy for you that you are able to adopt her and she has a love for Jesus! thats wonderful!

I just wanted to let you know Kimmie that when you get the donation from a Mark Stricker, its actually from me. I wanted to give some money to you all and my dad did it for me under his name.

That way you know where it came from. :)

I just love what you all are doing for the Lord! His work is amazing! praying and in awe of his plans!

Lindsay-ann said...

That is so beautiful Kimmie. Thank you for sharing her words with us today.
I hope and pray that very soon she will be with her lovely new family.
Lindsay
x

Stephanie said...

That is just beautiful, Kimmie! What an amazing gift!

Anonymous said...

I am a complete mess after reading this. I can hardly wait any longer for your daughter to finally come home to live with her family! Hurry, Father, hurry!!

Time to check the mascara :)

~Julie S.

the mother of this lot said...

What a beautiful letter Kimmie. I can't wait to meet her!

Allison said...

Oh my goodness, I'm glad I'm not wearing eye makeup right now. Such a treasure!

mom said...

Oh, Kimmie! No words....

{{{Kimmie}}}

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

Renata said...

Oh Kimmie
I'm crying. I've been praying that God would be preparing her to meet you guys & for the major transition in her life - guess God's already answered the first part. Looking forward to "meeting" her with you.
love
Renata :)

Jennifer said...

Wow, this letter must have just melted your heart...just beautiful. Your daughter is lovely and so sweet!!!

Anna said...

Be still, my heart!

Saminda said...

Wow, this is so so so so so precious! What a sweet sweet girl. I bet you just cried with joy when you received this Kimmie. So happy for you guys. :) xo

Debbie said...

I am SO SO happy for you and your sweet princess! But, mingled with my tears of joy are tears for all the children still waiting for a family to welcome them home.

Rebecca said...

Wow that's beautiful. Thanks for sharing. What a precious letter and such beautiful words. Incredible that she has such love and awareness of the Lord. So thrilled for you :-)

Annie Chase said...

I love the connections she has made. Jesus is coming you ready? - what an amazing thing to ask. And that she has something so dear to relate it to. Her family will come someday soon and she wants to be ready just like we should be for Jesus' coming and He is family TOO! Jesus come. My family come.
Wow. I can't wait for you.
love, annie

Karen said...

How sweet and precious! May God renew your (& her!) strength as you wait on Him to unite you.

Marian said...

OH. SO. SWEET! What a treasure!

SUNSHINE said...

Beautiful! My daughter says she loves Siminesh and that Siminish is "very good Christian."

Emily said...

That is the definition of beautiful.

Bird's Words said...

now I'm crying for sure!! what a blessing to have her words in your hands tonight! something tangible to hold onto until you can hold her... I'm so happy for all of you. Mostly I"m happy that she is seeing the Lord at work in her life.. in a very real way! God is great and greatly to be praised!
Much love to you all...
H~

HouseOfSmooches said...

Wow, what a beautiful letter! I know you must be going a bit crazy with anticipation!

Tracie said...

Oh my word, Kimmie. How priceless is that!!!

Diane said...

Priceless Kimmie! Simply priceless! So very happy and excited for you and your precious family!

Expat Mom said...

Oh, that is so very precious!! How wonderful that you can get to know her a bit before you even get to see her face to face!

D said...

What a treasure...the daughter and the letter :)

Mrs. MK said...

This is just about the coolest thing ever! I just can't wait to "meet" your daughter!!

Stace said...

SOBBING! WHAT A HEART FOR THE LORD AND HE IS PREPARING HER TO BE WOVEN INTO YOUR HEART! WOW! EXCITING!!! Thank you for sharing it!

Barbara A. said...

Oh so sweet, sweet, sweet! What a heart for Jesus she has!! Thank you for sharing this precious letter with us.
Barbara

Spirit of Adoption said...

Oh, beautiful, my friend! So beautiful! What an amazing gift the Lord has given to you!!!!! Thank you for sharing this w/ us! Praying for that day when she comes home!!!!! Love you!

"Indescribable" said...

What a smart young lady! Such a sweet letter!
THANK YOU for sharing.

Neesie said...

This is absolutely one of the best things I have read all day. How wonderful!

Bob said...

Hi Kimmie, that is such a nice letter. I can imagine how she can think of nothing else but getting her family, it must be one of the most exciting things to happen to her. Bob.

Letitia said...

How absolutely wonderful and precious!

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