For some time now I feel like I’ve been waiting for the right time to contact you, in the hope that I would know just what to say, that my words would somehow be meaningful.
I must say I’ve certainly picked my time as where I am it’s currently 3 am and I’m so tired I worry that my words will make little sense!
But I’ve come this far, and I really wanted to tell you about a little [six-year-old] girl named Janelle (whose name means God is gracious). You may already be familiar with her as she is featured on Reece’s Rainbow and is currently in need of a loving family.
I’ve been Janelle’s prayer warrior for a couple of years now and despite having never met her, I feel that I have grown to love her and she has a such a special place in my heart.
I’m not in a place to adopt her myself as I’m only 22, I live in [a country where it’s difficult to adopt special needs children], and I’m also unwell, I’m actually a wheelchair user with several disabilities making me dependent on others. But despite my difficulties I have always had a strong interest in international adoption particularly for children with disabilities.
I feel like God is calling me to do more, like in some way I can help to make a difference to Janelle, I just don’t yet know how. But then I thought maybe that difference is as simple as sharing her story in the right place, at that right time, in the hope that just the right family will see it?
I know it’s a long shot but if you would like/are able to I would be most grateful if you could please take the time to share Janelle’s page. I really do believe in the power of prayer, and I truly hope it’s not long before Janelle will have her family.
Thank you very much for your time,
How could I fail to be touched by your heart of love and your appeal for this little child?
What you could not have known is that your letter would remind me of a childhood friend. Has it really been thirty years since I last saw her?
She had cerebral palsy, just like Janelle.
She was unable to walk, just like Janelle.
But unlike Janelle, she had a mom who loved her very much and took good care of her.
She was spunky and funny and outspoken and as stubbornly independent as she could be in her wheelchair. I admired her and thought she was a very cool friend.
Her name was Janelle.
Little brown-eyed beauty needs a mama to love her very much and take good care of her!