that this little angel is our daughter...
that she is meant to be part of our family forever...
that she will be loved....
that she will be taught.....
that she will have opportunities to grow and the potential to be great....
that she will be able to let her light shine to the world....
Tomorrow is the day....
we will plead our case to a judge in a foreign country
who doesn't speak our language,
we will plead with her that this child is worthy of the life we can offer her,
that this child deserves to be saved and to live outside an institution
and we will pray that what is in our hearts and the spirit that has led us to this point
will transcend all language and cultural barriers and that this judge will KNOW
that it is not coincidence that we are here at this time
it is a miracle that was meant for this one little girl, a miracle that has been in the works long before now
Tomorrow is the day we will find out when we can take this sweet girl from behind these orphanage walls
and show her to the world
we will find out when we can take her across the ocean
to a world she has only dreamed of
to a family she has never known
to joy and happiness she never knew she deserved
My dad is so good with words and he sent me a sweet message that says some of what we want the judge to know tomorrow :
" For the past four years, Mia has been taken care of by the good people of the (orphanage) and we thank them for their love and care. My husband and I have travelled nearly 7000 miles to put our arms around this little girl and include her in our family.
She has three sisters waiting for our safe arrival home and your good decision will keep those four children together for the rest of their lives. We love this child with all our hearts and will continue to care for her always."
He advised us to " Speak from the heart and trust Doctrine and Covenants 100:6: "For it shall be given you in the very hour, yea, in the very moment what ye shall say."
If you trust the Spirit and speak from your heart, the judge will have a hard time saying no to you."