Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Solomon's Letter 2/17/08
This letter is in response to the package of goodies we just sent to them with the Martin family when they went to get Felicity. We sent some of my favorite candy, chocolates of course, shirts, toiletries, a sweatshirt, books and some photos of our family. What a blessing it is to be able to send them packages with traveling families. It makes the world seem so small and brings us closer together.
Hello my sweet Mom,
Hello my sweet mom I miss you very much. How are you? I am not writing sooner because I am was sick for one week but I am well now. I know you are very busy by caring the babies and making food for your family. Mom our savior Jesus Christ will pay you all the good thing you done on your life. I always pray for you joy, happiness, healthy and long life.
Mom, I receive the package that you sent for me WOW! I really like it every thing in the package. I am really amazed all clothes are fit to my body. I love the orange shirt very much . it is my favorite color. I taste the sweetest chocolate also. I like chocolate very much that day I am very busy by eating chocolates. I saw all the stickers they have wonderful pictures also I given the photos to Genanew and Aschalo and other younger. The gel, toothpaste ,body spray and comb I like them all. Thank you very much mom.
Mom I saw the DVD that you sent. Opera is different music that I listen before when I listen the first music I am confused but after I listen again and again I love it . Jaclyn Bermundez she is very good voices I like her all songs in the disk.
Mom I read the book that you sent for me whose title is thoughts for young men I like the idea in the idea in the book.
Mom I don’t know how I tell you my feeling when I saw your photos. I am very happy and tear my eyes the photos show for me your love happiness simile and generosity I love all of you today tomorrow and forever with big hug and kiss for you and your family say to me all your family “I love you” including you ! thank you Mom.
From son Solomon
To my sweet mom Eileen Mestas.
OK, So am I Blessed or what??? I feel so inadequate to give my Solomon the love and attention that he really needs and desires. He sits in the Kolfe compound every night studying and praying, asking God to give him a better future and life. He has no Mom to hug and kiss him everyday, to listen to him and advise and encourage him. He has no Dad to cheer him on. He is all alone, with all of the other orphan boys who are in the same desperate situation. They are father, mother, brother to each other. So, why Lord, why are we sitting here in the USA with our hearts yearning to be the Mom & Dad they desire, but with all of this red tape and what seems to be impossible circumstances for bringing us together? Jerry and I are intentionally praying for wisdom, direction and answers from the LORD on how we can bring these two precious young men here to live with us. What is HIS PLAN for us in the life of these two young men. How can we provide what they need us to be for them. Ethiopia is so far away!! We don't understand all of this, but we are both in agreement that God is at work and doing something bigger than us.
If you are following our journey, I ask that you would please include us in your prayers and ask the LORD to give us clear discernment and direction for our Kolfe boys. May you have joy today as we watch God at work!