Friday, April 12, 2013

Happy 11th Birthday, Celeste!

Today, my precious Honduran girl, Celeste, turns 11 years old. What a joyous day!

Dear Celeste,
Since the day that I first laid eyes on you on Amanda's blog, I loved you. I loved everything about you. Your pretty black hair up in a ponytail, your cute outfit, your hands on your hips, and a sassy look on your face. I hate to admit it, but I tried to pretend that you weren't meant to be mine. For days, I stayed away from Amanda's blog. But, your face interrupted in my dreams and your name was constantly on my mind. When Amanda posted an update on her blog, she announced that there were only a few children remaining from the project she would visit. You were one of those children.
I couldn't deny it anymore. You were mine.
A few months after that, Amanda visited Honduras and went to your project. She brought you gifts and many cute pictures were taken of you. You are absolutely beautiful.
I wish you all the best on your birthday, beautiful girl. I pray that you enjoy a great day with your grandmother and your brothers. I pray that you know just how truly loved you are by so many people. And amazingly, no matter how much I love you, our God loves you even more. I hope you know that to be true.
I am so excited to meet you in August. I sure hope that you are a fan of big hugs, because I am longing to hold you close and tell you how much I love you.
Happy birthday, sweet girl.


  1. Happy Birthday, Celeste!!

    Is it weird of me to say that I'm super excited for your Honduras trip because I can't wait to see the blog posts about it? Hahaha.

    1. I'm glad that you're so excited. There will definitely be blog posts about my trip! I haven't quite figured out how I'm going to do it yet, but I guess I have some time to think it over. ;)

  2. Happy Birthday Celeste!! I'm also excited about your Honduras trip and can't wait to read about it!! It's so exciting that you'll meet Celeste!!!