Monday, May 12, 2008

Dear Kansas City

Dear Kansas City:

I received your card in the mail today. It instantly caught my attention when my husband brought in the mail. A pink greeting card sized envelope, no return address, just the postmark "Kansas City". My immediate thought was "Now who could this be from?" When I opened it and saw what was written on the front it took my breath away. Here it is:

"Mommy". This can't be for me. I'm not a Mommy. Upon opening the card and reading the first line, tears welled up in my eyes.

"Dear Mommy", it began.
You are waiting for me and I am waiting for you.
God holds me in one arm, very close to his heart,
while he keeps the other arm around your shoulders.
Soon, you will be smiling as the Chinese officials deliver me from God's arms into yours!
Then you, me, and daddy can finally be a family.

Thanks for waiting.
I really am worth the wait!

Your sweet Sophie

I am in constant awe of the kindness of complete strangers I have encountered through this blog. I don't know you. We have never met. And yet you took the time out of your day to send such a wonderful gift to me.

To you it may have been just a card, but to me it was so much more.

I am humbled by your thoughtfulness and kindness towards me. A perfect stranger.

Thank you doesn't even begin to convey the gratitude I have for this random act of kindness.

And yet that's all I have right now. Those two simple words. Thank you.

Thank you thank you thank you.


Tracy said...

What a beautiful card. Here's to hoping China speeds up after the Olympics!

Donna & Joe said...

What a wonderful surprise to get that card in the mail. I'm tearing up reading what it said.

There are SO many nice people out in Blogville...I've also had several nice surprises over the years!

From one Waiting Momma to another...Happy Momma's Day!

Donna :)

M3 said...

Oh Michelle, that is the nicest card ever!

Bella's mama said...

Wow, that was amazing. I have goose bumps and tears at the same time. The unexpected kindness of others touches the heart so deeply.

Thank you for your comment. Michelle, don't only hope, KNOW!!! Because inside your body beats the heart of a mom, longing for her precious child.



Brandi said...

What a wonderful surprise!

There sure are some amazing people in Blogville!

OH MY #6 said...

all YOUR kindness is coming back to you my friend.


redmaryjanes said...

It is truly amazing. There are such wonderful families in the adoption community.

Linda said...

How wonderful for you to receive such a beautiful card. It makes you realize how many wonderful people there really are in this world. You have been given a great gift from a special person. Put it in a special place where you will always see it and when you are down let it remind you of all the people who are there for you...Happy Mothers day waiting Mom Linda

Joannah said...

That was a remarkably sweet gesture.

dmbonilla said...

This is amazing. It's random acts like this that can change the world. one act at at time. Love this story!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I got goosebumps all over... how sweet...