In my latest letters to my kids, I decided to do something differently, and address it to their center, rather than to just them. I write to my kids very often, and I tell them that I want them to have something to open whenever letters are delivered. I want them to feel special and loved. However, it breaks my heart to think of friends of theirs disappointed, not receiving letters of their own. I want them to know that they matter and they are loved, too. Here is the letter I sent them, with Elvis’ as an example:
Hi Elvis! For this letter, I thought I’d do something different. I was hoping you could share this letter with your friends at the center. I know not all of your friends there get letters as often as you do from me, and I want to include them in this one too.
Dear Elvis and Arca de Noe,
Hi! My name is Alisa, and I am Elvis’ sponsor. I am 26 years old, a teacher, and I live in the United States, near the big city of Chicago. I love sending Elvis letters, so I wanted to include all of you in this one. I know not all of you may get many, or any letters. I know that can be very hard sometimes. But I want to tell you that you are still very loved. You are loved by your sponsor. Your sponsor made the decision to make a difference in your life, through support and prayer. I don’t know why they don’t write more often, and I wish I did. But I do know their continued support is an act of love. They chose you, specifically, to sponsor, which I know, from when I chose to sponsor Elvis, is an act of God. God leads us as sponsors to the child we are supposed to be with, and each of you are no different. Which brings me to someone else that loves you; someone pretty important. God. God loves you very, very much. He never stops any second of any day, and He never forgets about you. When you hurt, He hurts too. And when you are happy, He is so happy with you. God created you to be special and not like anyone else. He has big plans for you, and you can do great things with your life. I know that completely. And you know what? I love you too! I love and pray for all of you at Arca de Noe along with Elvis. You have another friend here in the United States, so don’t forget that when you’re feeling lonely!
I want you to remember these 3 things, and remember them every day:
You are smart.
You are kind.
You are important.
Have a beautiful day.
Love always from your friend,