Saturday, September 7, 2013

Who is Lena?

Tonight we had a fundraiser where I talked almost completely to people I don't know. Most of whom I will never meet again. (Some of you may be reading... Hi!) 

I gave our little speech probably 30 times. We are adopting, this girl, from Ukraine (hand photo) she is 12, we love her, she loves us, she loves my kids, they love her. We met her in May and fell in love. We are selling these awesome things to raise money to bring her home! 

One of my presentations caught in my throat. I was asked "who is Lena?" I began my answer:  "We are adopting her to be our daughter.... Ukraine.... 12 years.... Love.... Kids..... I went on autopilot in my speaking. Who is Lena? I wasn't answering that question. Of course, I was truly answering what their question had implied.. But I was not answering "who Is Lena?" 

I guess part of the reason I wasn't answering that question is due to the fact that I feel that there is still so much to learn about her! I know her hair color, eye color, that she burns easily in the sun. I know small bits of her history, and where she lives now. I know that she likes pink, wants shoes, and can hear her smile when she answers her phone and we are on the line. I know she likes English and sports at school and is a great swimmer. 

But who is she? She is a child. Loved by God. A princess. Other than that, there is a lot I need to learn. Who is Lena? I cannot wait to find out! 

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