Many of you may know that our family has been in the process of adopting from Bulgaria since October 2009. It has been a long journey, but we just got back from our second trip and brought home a sweet little 2 1/2 year old boy, whom we named William. He’s fitting into our family in ways greater than we even prayed. We are thankful for him in deep ways. (to read more on adoption at this site, go here).
You also may know that I have written a letter for each of my children to open at the age of twelve. Here’s one I did for my youngest daughter. I thought I’d share the one I recently wrote for William in hopes this will inspire other parents to have this type of biblical vision for their child from a very early age. Let me know of other ideas like this you have in the comments below!
Today you are 12! Ever since we brought you into our family a little over nine years ago, you have been a blessing and a joy to us. First and foremost, your mother and I love you deeply. Though we prayed for you for years, worked tirelessly on your adoption, made two overseas trips, and spent tens of thousands of dollars, we recognize that you belong to the Lord and that he has allowed us to care for, love, and nurture you. Above all else, God trusts us to lead you spiritually and to help you to see Jesus for who he is – the supreme creator of all the universe who loves you deeply and is worth everything.