It was one year ago, today, that my agonizing decision of sponsoring a 2nd child came to an end. After seeing a handsome Albanian boy with serious eyes, praying about it for several days, and deciding whether or not it was a good idea, I sponsored Xhuliano.
I couldn't be happier with that choice.
Xhuliano is one of my best letter writers. He writes at least once a month, sometimes twice, and these letters are not ordinary or boring letters in any manner. They are long, detailed, and full of extreme amounts of love and sweetness.
I feel as if I am truly a part of his family and he is a part of mine.
I am just so in love with this 11, almost 12, year old boy.
I hope we have many more years together.
In the last year, I've gotten 3 pictures of Xhuliano.
The picture that lead me to sponsor Xhuliano
Xhuliano's Updated Picture for 2012
The picture Xhuliano sent showing me what he bought with some money I sent him
Here are some of my favorite quotes from him:
"Hope to receive a letter from you very soon! I wish you luck in your life."
"In Albania, we have a tradition on the first of January if somebody comes in our house on the first, that means that they year will be great. I took your letter that day. "
" I do all my homework because my teacher, like you, says that it is important"
"I cover myself with the blanket you sent and I feel the warmness as in the moment I get letters from you."
"I am very happy since the day I met a wonderful friend like you and I love you with my whole heart"
"Here we celebrate Teacher's Day, that is on March 7th. Hapyy March 7th, my friend! If you were here I would give flowers to you."
"I think of you everyday and you are my unforgettable friend."
"Thank you with all of my heart, my dear friend. I wish you a good school year."
"I am happy to have got the possibility to have such a wonderful friend that expresses such good words about me and my family and will always be a friend to our family"