In the first one I told the kids about some of the local animals I can see in my town. I asked them to tell me about some of the animals they can see where they live. Pretty simple, but interesting to share.
I didn't take pictures of the second letters that I wrote, but I put a lot of heart into them. I decided that this was the time for me to introduce my sponsored children to some of the other children that I sponsor. I decided that the best way to go about this was to tell each child about three other children, that way to not overwhelm any of them. I chose which children to introduce to each child based on those closest in age to them or those that have similar home lives. For example, I introduced Abu and Celeste to each other because they both live with their grandmother and siblings, no parents around. It's nice to feel connected to someone, I think.
I sent each child pictures of the three children I introduced them to and I intend to share any updated pictures of their "sponsorship friends."
I'm hoping for the best. I spent much of the letters telling each child how much I loved them and what made them special to me. I'm just hoping for no jealousy.