Dear Family

Dear Family,

There are those who would tell me that I have no life.  There are those who would say to me that my lack of earthly possessions has destined me to a life where hope is not something to be grasped.  There are those who would tell me that my life is nothing, my purpose infinitesimal because I have nothing.

There are those who would tell me that they recognize my poverty, my conditions in which I live, as rank, rancid and squalid – yet those same people can’t see past their list of “must haves” to change my “have nots” – and my story continues, untold.

There is One however, who has heard my cries in the middle of the night.  The One who, when darkness surrounds me, covers me in the magnificent blank of stars.  There is One, who has felt my belly quiver with hunger and sees my sunken eyes because of dehydration.  There is One, who has whispered to me in the breeze, that He knows my story.  

One who has heard my cries for someone, anyone, to recognize that I have a purpose –  that I was created to worship HIM – God.  The Creator of the wonderful world and ME!   I was created to worship Him, to commune with Him, to have a purpose for Him – and one night when my soul was full of pain and darkness of heart was mere beats away He breathed on me and His breath reminded me that He is I AM!!

So today, with clothes on my back, food nourishing my brain so that I can learn,  I write to remind you dear adoptive family that life, breath, and sustenance begins with I AM!!  I am living proof of what I AM can do.  I am a walking example of how faith and trust and hope and grace are the life pulse of I AM – because the breath of I AM resides in me – and you.
I love you,


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