Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A letter to Africa

Our friends, the Twiggs, are traveling to Ethiopia this week to pick up their precious baby girl. They are taking some pictures and letters the kids have written to their grandmother and the kids at Hope. With Josh's permission, I am copying the letter he wrote specifically to Minte, but addressed to everyone at Hope. It is so precious. As soon as he gave it to me to read, I started crying. I am copying it just as it is written because that's part of the beauty.

"I can rember all of you
I rael mise you gais
I think I weil see you later
Habutamu and Kalkedan also they ask me about you I teal them thay are fine
I like socer team We have socer game Saterday and we practis fraiday
did you rember tim and juily they atapetd mahalet now her name is jaiden and my name is Joshua and Merkebs name is Jamson
is that coal
Jaiden malet come now fat and big
now we can swim
my birtheday was after one mothe
Merkebs birtheday is naixt week

From Josh Ellerbee Filemon
and Jamson Ellerbee Merkb
For everybody
With love"

5 comments:

Jenny H said...

You made me cry. How dare you while I am at work. !!!

Linda said...

That is the sweetest thing I have read in a long time.

CleverPriebes said...

Thanks you big dope. I'm bawlin' now. How wonderful to be in a better place and still reassure those still there.

The Wilkinsons said...

OOOOOOOH! Gina it is so sweet! Tell Joshua thank you for sending it. I can't wait until Minte and Joshua weil see each other! It will be so awesome to watch them continue to be life long friends!!
Tell Josh and Jameson that they can come eat ice cream and green beans at my house!

The Wilkinsons said...

OOOOOOOH! Gina it is so sweet! Tell Joshua thank you for sending it. I can't wait until Minte and Joshua weil see each other! It will be so awesome to watch them continue to be life long friends!!
Tell Josh and Jameson that they can come eat ice cream and green beans at my house!