Just when I cannot take anymore, God sends me a flood of CURRENT Amelia pictures and sweet emails from three precious fellow adoptive parents who I’ve gotten to know through email and phone during this process. They are with Amelia (& their own sweet babies) now, and I’m telling you, God is using them as sweet warriors to sustain me during these trials.
I wish I could show you Amelia’s pictures. OH she is gorgoeus. What I CAN share are some descriptions of her that were sent to me by these precious, thoughtful women who looked past their own monumental moments of meeting their long-waited-for-babies and remembered me in my agony in the States. Here are some excerpts:
I saw her today. She is beautiful. Petite. Smiley.
She has eyelashes that touch her eyebrows and the sweetest smile.
I know you are anxiously awaiting news […], so I hope that these pictures of your precious girl will help pass the time. Amelia is such a beautiful girl. Pictures don’t do her justice. She is so pleasant and loves to be carried. She was sitting playing quietly but when I reached to pick her up she gave me the happiest smile! I sat and held her, loved on her, prayed for her, and told her about her Mom and Dad and sister that are waiting to come for her. She is such a delightful little girl, Rachel!
My [*travel companion*] is enamored with your baby. She has said she would like to write you emails while we are here and tell you everything. She is a detailed writer. I hope you enjoy that! Merry Christmas!
Oh, she is more than precious!! She has a sweet, precious personality. She responds very quickly to other people with a smile. So many of the children here take a long time to smile at first but she smiles the minute you smile at here. The mamas and volunteers love her!! She is absolutely beautiful!!!!
And about the kind of care Amelia is getting:
I am enjoying these babies so much. You’ll have a blast at this orphanage. They are so well cared for here.
Praise God! Praise, praise, praise. Other than Amelia herself, in my arms, these letters and pictures are the BEST gift I could recieve right now!