Thursday, January 14, 2010
January 14, 2010
This is the letter I wrote to my little preschooler who found a ladybug in his house and told his family it was "Mrs. Fouts' ladybug."
I had not told ANYONE, except my husband, about my prayer for a ladybug, because I didn't want ANYONE to bring me an unsolicited (non-God) ladybug.
Dear Aiden and Family,
Your little ladybug on Thursday, January 14th, was a gift from God that was to be given to me. Let me tell you how I know.
As you know, my family is adopting a little girl from China. We have been praying that she will be about 3 years old. Our paperwork to get this little girl arrived in China on Thanksgiving Day. When we found that out, I prayed that God would send me a real ladybug when our referral for our little girl was on its way.
When you brought me the ladybug to show me, I KNEW that God had you bring it for ME. Your ladybug was a special delivery from God Himself. I even wrote some special words that day on my facebook. Here they are...
"On Thursday (Jan. 14, 2010), a preschooler of mine brought me a ladybug. Now, to most, that would seem quite insignificant, and you might say (as his teacher), that's great... let's show your friends at recess. But, for me, it means so much more. You see, I prayed on Thanksgiving Day 2009, that God would send me a ladybug when something started happening with our Adoption papers."
"Some may not know, that ladybugs have a special meaning to those of us in the Chinese adoption community. The Chinese adoption myth is that ladybugs are a sign of good luck and it is said if you see a ladybug, your referral will be coming very soon. I am praying and believing that THIS ladybug was meant for our family."
Thanks for bringing in the ladybug Aiden. She had a beautiful story to tell.
Mrs. Fouts and Baby Gabriella Grace