Thursday, April 3, 2008

Dear Eliana....




Eliana,
I can't even tell you how much your momma misses you! The last few days I have been working really hard to not be sad....but today it hit me. I miss you more than I could have ever imagined. I am so glad you have a sweet foster mom....but she wrote me yesterday to tell me that you were sad and missed us. Let's just say that your momma couldn't hold back the tears. I can't tell you what a gift of God you are to us. The Lord knew that we needed YOU sweet girl. You are our daughter in EVERY way! I love the way you laugh and talk. I love your dark hair....and beautiful big eyes. I love your sweet spoken voice. I love that you LOVE to cuddle. I miss having you fall asleep on my shoulders....you fit so perfectly there. I love that you are sassy....you and I are going to have so much fun shopping together someday. Your daddy can't wait to take you on dates....and have tea parties with you. We are really trying to make your room perfect....just for you. Please, dear Eliana, know that we love you with all of our hearts. We can't wait to bring you home. What a day of rejoicing that will be!! Until then, know that your mommy and daddy are praying for you constantly.....and that we feel so blessed that God has entrusted you to us. What a little bundle of JOY you are to us!!!!

Love you sweet thing,
Momma

24 comments:

McMurrays said...

What a sweet letter. You are going to be the most thoughtful, intentional, prayful, and FUN parents. It is so hard to have her so far away. There is nothing like the longing to hold your child so far far away. Praying for you and sweet Eliana. . .
Darcy McMurray

Amanda said...

I'm having one of those days today... I never knew I could love this much!

Christy Hutchins said...

Oh sweet friends you are going to be such incredible parents! May the Lord bring Eliana quickly to her home! Praying for you all!

Christy Hutchins

Terry said...

You're already such a good mom! Hang in there, honey.

Terry

Anonymous said...

You are such an amazing and loving mama! Eliana is so lucky to have you. You are constantly on my heart and in my prayers. PLEASE let me know what we can do for yall - anything at all!!!
Love Brooke Mabry

Suzanne and Jayme said...

The leaving missing part is so hard. Just know that she'll be home with you guys soon and all the pain of this process will be in the past. My thoughts and prayers are always with you both.

Which reminds me, did you see Xiomara? Do you know how she is?

Debbie said...

What a sweet, sweet letter for your darling daughter! She andyou will be very blessed!!

Debbie

The Allums Family said...

praying for you!!!!
stephanie

jlo said...

Hey Lindsey and Chris,

It is amazing how we can learn so much more about God's love for us through children. You will find your love for her growing daily and realize that our Father loves us even more than we new or realized. We will continue to pray for yall and have enjoyed reading about your journey.

Jami said...

Sweet sweet letter...one she will cherish someday! :)

*Overflowing* said...

So, so precious!! The waiting is so hard!

Since I'm not familiar with Guatemala's process, can you share your timeline. (we've adopted domestially and China)

Praying your baby will be home soon! ~stacy

jajbs said...

What a precious letter. You have such a Momma's heart. I pray that you are with that precious baby girl soon.


amanda

GWEN OATSVALL said...

this letter will be priceless to her one day ... she will know that she loved long before she ever came into your official family ... stay strong sister and God will glorify His kingdom through you ... love ya

Angie said...

I normally lurk but I have to comment. That was such a sweet letter. I cannot wait until the day you have her in your arms forever!!!! Prayers are being said!

Steph said...

What a beautiful letter. Eliana, you are so loved, sweet girl!!

fully operational battle station said...

Hang in there. You can do it. Thinking of you...

Jamie

Becca said...

So sweet - you will be together soon! Erin is going to Guat with me in September - wanna come along???

Peace and Hugs,
Becca

emily said...

Sweet words for your little Eliana! She is so beautiful.

Greg said...

Lindsey,
I can already tell that you are following the steps of your own mother, Kay. You are going to be an incredible mom! I am so pleased and very happy for you and Chris in this process.

You are always in my prayers,

Love Dad

Erica said...

What an incredible mama you are. Praying for all of you. Praying you are reunited forever soon.

Whitney said...

I can just picture her, pouring over this note and all of your posts, and knowing how loved she was from the very beginning. Praying for you all!

Mary Helen Wheeler said...

What a sweet letter Lindsey. Our
baby girl has no idea how many blessing are ahead of her with you and Chris as her parents. She is deeply blessed that YOU are her
sweet Momma.

Celebrating God's plans for the 3 of you,
Love, Mary Helen

nikki said...

Such a sweet and heartfelt letter.
Praying for your strength during the wait!!!

The Heinrichs said...

Okay the smile on Eliana's face as you kiss her says sooo much! Praying you all get PA this week and into PGN!

Love ya~Deanna