Thursday, April 1, 2010

My girls...

I have lovely Polish daughters. They are daughters that I chose. They were not born through my body but instead they were born of my heart! When I came to Poland I needed them and God was good, he brought them to me.

This is Ania. She is my oldest Polish daughter. She is smart and lovely. She is studying to get her M.A. in English. She runs the English club at our coffee shop and takes care of so many details of running the shop. I have watched her grow into such a wonderful and warm woman of God, she brings me such joy. She is loyal and so faithful to her Dad and I, she lets us tell her what she needs to hear and is always learning and growing. One thing I love about Ania is how giving she is to others. She never hesitates, she just gives from her heart. She has been with me a long time now and she anticipates what I will say or do about something. Ania knits and for Christmas she made me the most wonderful, warm blue scarf. I trust Ania. She has keys to our entire lives and I like that way. You could not separate us from one another!

This is Helka. She is my second Polish daughter. When she came to me she had some broken places in her life. God has healed so many of them in recent days. Helka could be a supermodel but has chosen to work in the coffee shop ministry because she wants God's will in her life. She is humble and yet confident. She is so funny and makes me laugh. She loves to tell me secrets, and we can giggle together like two little girls. She is so much like me in her personality. She is usually trying to do three or four things at one time. I love watching her with Leo, her nephew. I know when I watch her with him that she will be a good mom. The thing I love about Helka is that when she chooses something she pours her whole heart into doing it. She can accomplish so much in just one day. She loves my dog Ollie like he is her own, that's why I can leave him with her when I go to the states for a visit. At Christmas Helka made me a pretty silver bracelet with pictures of our family and she and Ania are both on it. I treasure Helka. She is precious!

Just yesterday a stranger said to one of my girls that she "must be our daughter", and she said "yes".

That made me smile.

I love my girls.
Be good while I am away girls! ;)


Helky said...

Mommy, in 15 seconds you made me laugh out loud and cry :) You are soooo sweet! Thank you for all of your words. You forgot to mention that you and me have the same blood pressure, I have the same health problem as my granpa (your dad), and I run your blog and add the pictures! :))) I love you with all my heart. Oh, and I hate to call you Rhonda... I prefer to call you "mom" even in front of our friends and strangers. I am your daughter and I am so proud of it! Finally I have a mom and best friend in one person (for 23 yrs I thought it's impossible!). PS. Don't go... take me and Ollie with ya... said...

You have gorgeous daughters!!!!!And the message from Helky brought a tear to my eye. You must be a wonderful mom. Happy Easter to you and your Polish family from me and my Polish, French,
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Beth said...

Happy Easter!!

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Oh how beautiful your girls are inside and out! God is certainly blessing you with sweet relationships because of your love for HIM and for others.

Enjoy your time back in the states with your family and have a blessed Easter.

Jessica Fuller said...

What a wonderful post and a great tribute to your girls! They are both so beautiful!

Dar said...

How fortunate for you, to have not one, but two lovely daughters. Such treasures, true gifts from God. Tho individual, they are so much alike, and so gorgeous inside and out.
And, How fortunate for them, to have you as their Mommy.
Have a most wonderful Easter as we Remember the Reason for the Celebration

Tina said...

How wonderful to read this glimpse into your life and your polish girls. Beautiful.

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Hi Rhonda! I know you are in the states right now. I believe you said you were going to Brave Girl Camp. (you lucky girl-I so hope I can attend one day) I can't wait to hear all about it when you return.

Just wanted you to know that I passed on a SUNSHINE AWARD to you over on my blog today. YOU are just one of those sweet souls that warms my heart. I love stopping over here at your blog. It makes me feel like I'm in your coffee shop enjoying the relaxing atmosphere with a friend.

Lee Ann

Farmgirl Paints said...

Hi Rhonda,
I haven't been over here in a while. I thought Helka WAS your real life daughter. Who knew?:) And I just read LeeAnn's comment...are you at Brave Girl Camp?? If so, how cool is that. I want an email with details later. Anyway so good to pop in and read a little about your interesting life. Hugs- Becky