We received an unexpected package the other day.
Seems a traveling family brought back a package from China. For us.
From Esther’s orphanage.
Right after Esther passed we requested to have some of her things. Anything, really. I wasn’t even sure what to ask for because I honestly doubted that they would – or even could – honor our request.
But I knew I had to ask.
Fast forward almost a month. No word or acknowledgement of our request.
Then a box arrived.
I opened it.
And I was speechless.
The faded yellow top and pink pants she was wearing in her referral pictures.
Her pillow, well-worn and in the shape of a teddy bear.
A disposable camera with most of the pictures taken.
And pages and pages of pictures and notes on our precious girl as she was cared for at her orphanage.
The last photo of her shows her standing outside. And the text was dated just a few weeks before she died.
In light of receiving this invaluable treasure, I still don’t know what to say.
Other than our God is so GOOD.
He loves Esther.
He loves me.
And sometimes that is all I need to know.
For God so loved the world,
that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.
~ John 3:16