But this is no ordinary girl - this young woman was adopted from Taiwan and knows what it's like to move to a new family and culture, and not know the language. She put together helpful phrases and words in small "communication books" for each of our girls. These are the things she remembered as most helpful to her when she first arrived. She wrote the words in Mandarin and English, and made small pictures to accompany them. She also wrote a personal note to each of our daughters, telling them what it is like to live in America and other reassuring words.
I don't know how I'll keep from tearing up when I give them to the girls - I wept with gratitude this morning when I received them. Not because they'll be so helpful, it will ease their transition, or it might allay their fears - but because in this small gesture, this child has demonstrated the love of Christ in a real and tangible way - to both our new daughters and to our me personally. Thank you Jyun Yuan and Tracey - may God bless you both the way you've blessed us.
By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:35