Sophie Mei Lewis, my daughter, my precious,
Today I saw you for the first time, but it's not the first time I have loved you.
Today I wept over you, but again, not the first time.
Today I told your mother I loved her; the first time was 10 years ago.
Today you made me smile.
Today you made many smile.
Today your hair is awesome and sticking up. Mine is turning white.
Today I learned of your weight. I am trying to forget mine.
Today I learned that you have been living with foster parents. Answered prayers.
Today I thanked God for you, I know He's smiling with me.
Today you're on the other side of the planet, but your in my heart.
Today you still don't know who I am, I know you.
Today you're awake for the day, I am about to go to bed. I hope to see you in my dreams.
Today your new family celebrates over you.
Today I think of your birthparents, I love them.
Today I need you to be patient with me, I'm coming sweetheart.
TodayI need you to smile and love your foster parents, they love you.
Today I need you to eat good, rice soup can be yummy.
Today I need you to know that you're mine, but only entrusted by Maker.
Today I commit again to taking care of you and your mommy, you're going to LOVE her, she's so crazy about you.
Today I put your picture up all over the world, many friends are praying for you.
Today is cold in Georgia, but you have warmed my heart.
Today God's Spirit will hold you, I ask him to do this often. Don't ever resist Him my precious.
Today you made me laugh.
Today I long to hold you, soon I will.
Today has been a day we have waited for before you were even born, but Providence knew.
Today I ask Provider to take care of you.
Today I ask Banner to cover you.
Today I ask Peace to fill you.
Today I ask Wisdom to lead us.
Today I ask Savior to walk with you and speak of His life.
Today I ask Spirit to point to Savior the Beautiful One.
Today I ask Love to hug and kiss on you.
Today I ask Joy to tickle you.
Today I ask Kindness to look over you.
Today I ask Warrior to protect you.
Today I ask Grace to give us belief.
Today is a great day, a very very great day.
Today I am satisfied with you and your mommy, but more with Christ, He fills me so I can love.
Today I love you, but I have already told you that, get used to it, but not unmoved by it.
Today I need you, my beautiful one.
November 6, 2007