Thursday, July 5, 2012

Letters to My Daughter - July


I'm sitting here with tears running down my face.  I just want you home.  I'm frustrated with how long this process is taking and it just seems to be getting longer. I was hoping this would be my last letter to you because I wanted to be with you in August. But, that wasn't meant to be. Now, I'm just hoping and praying we are back in time for a good, old fashioned, American Thanksgiving and Christmas. I spend all my time raising money to get you home, filling out paper work, making phone calls, researching, studying...I just want to be done with it all. I just want to meet you and hold you in my arms. You belong here with me!

Your Tia Anna and I went on vacation last month. One last girls trip before you come and change my life forever. We spent a lot of the time talking about how much fun you would have had if you'd been with us and where we will go on our summer vacation next year--with you! Everything I do this summer makes me think of you and how much fun you would be having if you were there. It's amazing how much I can miss someone that I've never met. My life just isn't complete without you in it.

Your Nana threw a shower for us in June. Our friends were incredibly generous and you got some great gifts. Your cousin Grace checked out, and approved, most of them. All I really need is a carseat and I will be all set for you to finally come home. I'm amazed at how much of the house you have taken over and you aren't even here yet.

Mija, even though I'm frustrated and sad, I will continue to work and fight. I will do everything I can to get you here as soon as possible. I love you and can't wait to share my life with you!

Con todo mi amor,
Tu Mami

(I probably should warn you know about your first winter in the US. It will be a little bit cold but you will LOVE the snow!)


  1. I feel the same way! I wish she was here now! Everytime I look at her picture, I smile. I really hope I can fly down to Colombia to spend some time down there with you & your daughter!

  2. Ugg.... I know those tears. Every fun thing we do this summer will feel like "someone's missing". Hopefully the time goes by quickly and that paper work flies through all the hoops it needs to quickly!! Can't wait to see pics of your princessa home in your arms!