Saturday, March 22, 2008

A letter...

Deal Ellie~

Tomorrow morning we celebrate Easter- the celebration of our Risen Savior, Jesus Christ. He conquered death so that you and I can live with Him forever. Oh how I pray that whoever is caring for you now knows Jesus and is telling you of His goodness and mercy each day! So many times, when there is talk of Easter, you only hear of the easter bunny and easter baskets, easter dresses and even easter eggs. But the real meaning of Easter is a celebration of Jesus who was all man, but all God. He lived a perfect life here on earth, then died a horrible death on a cross as a sacrifice for our sins. There is no greater picture of love than that! I am praying already for the day that you will know Jesus personally and follow after Him.

There are so many things that I look forward to celebrating with you Ellie. There are traditions that we will teach you, and I am sure that we will make new traditions once you are here. But we will never teach you anything as wonderful and as important as the Grace and Mercy of Jesus. He loves you dearly, Ellie. His death was for you too. He knit you together in your birth mother's womb, and He has made you perfectly. His plans for your life are perfect. He is making it possible for you to be with us here someday soon, and we give Him all of the praise for that blessing!

I pray that you are safe. I pray that the celebration of Easter surrounds you even now. I pray that you know you are dearly loved and already missed! We cannot wait to meet you, and we pray it isn't long!

Happy Easter, Ellie!



Robo said...

You are such a good mom to a daughter you have yet to meet.

She's truly blessed to have someone around the globe that really loves her and is looking forward to teach her about the greatest gift anyone could ever

Geron said...

You're making me cry. I can't wait to meet my "niece" Ellie. I know she is beautiful and will have a beautiful heart, as well. I also agree with Robo. God is preparing the perfect daughter for her perfect family. I love you, Holly, and I love Ellie, too!