Sunday, May 16, 2010

Dear Joseph,

Dear Joseph,
It was so great to talk to you today.  I'm so glad that you are feeling well and that you are safe.  Today when you told me about your grandmother crying when you left her, my heart broke for.  I cannot wait to meet Esther and reassure her that she will always be able to talk to you, and that you will always visit Uganda and her.  I know that she is so happy for you and that is why she wants you to be adopted so that you can have a better life, still, I know it is hard for her.  Today when we talked I promised you many things.  I promised you that when I come (or dad) that we will take you to Jinja to see the source of the Nile and that we will go to see the elephants and giraffes.  Sometimes when I make these promises I worry.  We have promised to give you so many things, a family, an education, love.  What if things fall apart and we can't get you home.  I wonder if it's right for me to make promises when things are teetering every day.  I tried as hard as I could to explain to you why we aren't there yet.  I know you are waiting everyday and it breaks my heart each time you say, "I am waiting for you Mother". I wish there was a way to explain to you how hard I am trying to get there, how hard we are trying to get you home and how much you are wanted and loved.  Things will work out Joseph.  Your faith is much greater than mine and I know your prayers will be heard.  You will pull us through this.  You have taught us so much about faith and hope.  Can't wait to see you and hug you again.  Dad is so jealous that I am coming first.  He is really sad and wishes it was him coming for court.  We love you Joseph!

Letter’s From My Cute Niece’s and Nephew’s To Their New Cousin

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This week I got some beautiful letter’s and picture’s from the Utah Benson’s.  They all wrote welcome letters for Joseph.  For Some reason I can’t get the letter’s to scan properly, so I’ll below I’ll post some excerpt’s.  I am going to bring the letter’s to Joseph along with a photo album of all his cousin’s and family members so that he can be prepared for this big crazy family.

MAX, AGE 16: We are all praying so hard for you to be able to live here, and I hope it all comes together soon!  Can’t wait to meet you!

JAKE, AGE 9: I started to make a book called Adventures with Alex.  I haven’t dedicated it to anyone, so I will probably will pick you.  You might be one of the characters.  You will have to see what it is like.

WHITNEY, AGE 14: I just want to welcome you again into our family…. I don’t think I can wait much longer to meet you!  I am so excited!  I know that you are going to add so much to our family… You already have.  Hopefully I will see you soon cousin!

SETH: AGE 12: I wish you the best of luck, we are praying for you.