Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Visit from Young Women

A couple of nights ago, our door bell rang and there on our porch stood a group of beautiful young women and their incredible leaders. In their hands were sweet handwritten letters, cookies, a framed scripture and a big pretzel jar full of change. One of the sweet leaders told me of how she was thinking of our family and Michael on Christmas Eve. She said that she wanted the young women to see that “little” things add up and that they could make a difference in the lives of those around them. She presented the idea of collecting change for our adoption to the young women and they readily agreed and have been doing so for several weeks.

The youth of this generation are incredible. They are strong, compassionate, faithful, and valiant. They serve others and truly make life better for those around them. I am so grateful for these thoughtful and generous young women. I am grateful for their leaders who give so much of their time to teach and inspire these young ladies to reach their full potential.

I hope that this group of young women understands how grateful we are for their help in bringing Michael home. They may not completely understand now, but I hope that in the future, when they become mothers for the first time, they will hold their baby and will remember that they helped another mother be able to finally hold her son. They will understand then.


  1. ah, we LOVE you! That night one of the girls said, can we do that every night...she felt the giving spirit.

    1. See what good things you are teaching them! You're awesome and I want to be like you when I grow up!