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.



  1. Happy Birthday Florenc! May you continue to grow in God's love and wisdom!

  2. Happy Birthday! thanks for sharing.