Saturday, September 11, 2010

To Lucy's big sister


I just wanted to let you know how much I love you and how proud I am of you.  From everything that Mom tells me, you have been a HUGE part of why Lucy's transition into our family has been so smooth.  I have to be honest with you - there have been times the past couple of years that Mom and I have had a few concerns about how you might respond to being "replaced" as the oldest child.  And while I'm sure you probably thought about that, too, you've been Lucy's biggest cheerleader the whole time.  I was especially impressed with all your hard work learning Chinese before you left for China so that you could help Lucy with the transition.  The grace and poise and maturity you've shown, prior to the trip but especially while in China with Lucy, has blown me away.  I'm so proud of you that I could pop!  I know you're aware that there are still going to be bumps in the road ahead.  Lucy will have some rough days, you'll have some rough ones, and each member of our family will, too.  But I'm confident that God will use you, as He already has, to show His grace and love to Lucy.  She could not have a better "big sister."  ;)

I love you very much,

1 comment:

Fabio and Andrea Moura said...

"Lauren's dad" - I couldn't agree with you more. What a joy it was to meet your family. I said several times that Lauren had an amazing personality for this. She was always in a great mood and helped with Lucy's transition. It was a blessing to watch. She was a blessing to our little girl, Rachel, as well. I really miss all of them! Christy, "Grandma" and "Unckie" (not sure how to spell that), it was a blessing to meet all of you as well. Lucy is a beautiful, sweet girl. We pray that the days and years ahead are filled with much joy and God's blessings on your family! Miss you!!! Fabio and Andrea Moura