You're half a world away, and yet
Your little light has led us straight to you.
Can you possibly know how much you are loved
Or how we ache to hold you
and soothe you and enjoy you?
Our hearts are full, overflowing with hope. The sting of your absence will soon be gone, filled with--and replaced by--you.
We're learning all about your country, your language, and the types of food you may enjoy. We look forward to beginning some new family traditions in your honor. Soon, the little girl in our dreams and prayers will be part of our family, part of our lives forever. We can't wait to learn all about you.
Merry Christmas, sweet Alina.
We're working as fast as we can to get you home.
Next year, we'll look back and remember how we waited
to hold you and to shower you with gifts and love.
Tonight, on Christmas, we send up a humble prayer:
Thank you, Dear Creator, for our special new light.
Please keep her well
Until she is here,
smiling, content and safe in our arms.