I was so excited to get a letter in the mail from Victoria this weekend!
Victoria wrote to me in English (which could be one reason things went faster - no translation). She used the "My First Letter" form, and got to tell me some basics about her family. She told me about her family, that she lives with her mother, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters!
One message to me, "I thank you for sponsoring me." That is such a profound and simple statement. This girl is 12 years old and hasn't had anyone corresponding with her. She knows, however, that someone out there cares. It doesn't matter where the money comes from--it matters that someone loves her. I'm so very excited that my first letter to her (that I wrote the DAY she was assigned to me!) is probably getting to her around now as well. She's got more coming. Oh, girl... you're gonna know you're loved!