Friday, July 6, 2012
Happy 13th Birthday Florenc!
My dear Florenci,
Today you are a teenager. A big step in life. You're probably struggling with being caught between childhood and adulthood. It's awkward, I know. Your emotions are going crazy, you want to play with other kids, you want to work with the men. Your body is doing weird things (embarasssing, I know). You're probably interested in girls now. Life is kind of weird.
Don't worry. It doesn't stay this awkward forever.
I know I have only known you through letters since the end of March. Only three months. However, I feel like I've known you for years. You're a very sweet boy. You always tell me how much you love me and how important I am to you and your family.
You're so smart. You shared with me your "great desire to go to university and get high results." I believe that you're going to acheive this goal. You go to school everyday and you do so well. I'm so proud of you.
You're a wonderful young man that God created. I don't think you are Christian and probably don't hear about the wonderful things that Jesus did for you. I hope that as we get to know each other better, your family will open up their homes to accept a bible from me. I know that God will show me the exact right time to ask.
Until then, happy birthday sweet boy. I hope you have a wonderful day. I hope you receive the gift of clothes and a soccer ball I sent you. I can't wait to get another letter from you. They always make me so happy.