Jose came into my life in 1995. He was only 7 years old at the time. Every now and then I write him letters and he writes me letters. He always draws and colors a picture of the outdoors in the bottom of the letters. For a long time his sister would write the letters for him but now he has learned enough in school that he is able to write the letters very well. I can tell that the support I give through Children International is helping him in so many ways.
But more importantly when I get too well acquainted with the abuse and the dark side of the world, I get a lettter and a picture in the mail. It once again reminds me that there is hope, there is life, there is innocence. It once again reminds me how precious and beautiful life is.
I'm not sure if Jose really knows what he means to me, and some day I hope to get to meet him face to face.
But the following picture is worth a million words and then some! http://www.breakingthesilence.net/donsplace/jose101502.jpg