We are getting closer and closer to being united with you! Our home study process has been much shorter than expected. All of our initial paperwork and required coursework has been completed. Our social worker wrote an excellent report about our home study visits and interviews. All of this information has been sent to the Immigration office so they can give their approval on us being your parents. For now, we wait.
In the meantime, we think about you often and we love you already. I imagine your sweet face, what you may look like. I dream about you and imagine your presence within our home. We pray for you daily. I long for the day I can hold you and call you mine.
If you could read this right now, I would tell you all about your creator, His love, and your identity in Him. I would tell you that your current circumstances are just a temporary affliction, that you have a future filled with glorious riches as a child of the one true King. You have a family who is fighting for you, and hundreds of people supporting them, helping in this fight for you. More important than this family who loves you enough to bring you in to our family, is a God that gave everything in order to adopt you into His. Your creator sent His only son to become a man and live a perfect life on your behalf. He bore your sin and darkness by suffering and dying on a cross, in your stead. He secured victory against evil by coming alive 3 days after his death on a cross. He still lives today and will reign forever and ever. He wants you to be a part of this eternal, beautiful life! That's good news, sister.
So know that the brokenness of this world is temporary. The pain, the sin, the abandonment, the selfishness, the disease and hurt... it's all temporary sweet girl. We are coming to get you and more importantly, Christ is revealing himself to you and adopting you into HIS forever family! Christ will return for us and "he will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain." (Rev.21:4) Rest in this truth, Emily Hope. Your name reveals this "hope" we have in His promises!
Wo Ai Ni! (I love you)
If I could play you a lullaby...
Hugs and kisses from 12,000 miles away!