10 January, 2008

United Nations Boots


Dear United States Postal Carrier,

The package you are delivering is very special. These are United Nations Boots. These boots were bought in Palestine Texas for our Russian born, Texas raised daughter to wear as she visited her birth country in March of 2006. Her feet had never before touched more than 1/80th of an inch of snow until she stepped on the ground in Moscow Russia at age 5. The soil and dried snow debris is purely Russian.

As you can plainly see, the boots were on clearance for $7.00 and they are for boys. In East Texas during late February, snow boots are a very rare product. We took what we could find.

The boots are now on their way to Minnesota, where they will be worn by a little boy who was adopted in Guatemala.

The next time these boots touch soil or snow, the Moscow soil picked up by a Russian/American/Texan girl will be scattered on the ground of Minnesota by a Guatemalan/American/Minnesotan little boy.

Now if that's not United Nations, I don't know what is!

Sincerely,
Suz

"RED AND YELLOW, BLACK, BROWN AND WHITE;
THEY ARE PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT. JESUS LOVES THE
LITTLE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD."

And so do we!

6 comments:

jessy said...

Oh, that is so cool. All I can think is....ONLY in America.

Lisa said...

Yes, very cool! And yes, only in America.

I've been home not quite two weeks yet and I have to admit I'm thinking fondly looking forward to the time when I will take the girls back to Russia for a visit.

I, however, am NOT going back for another adoption trip!

U.N. Mama said...

Thanks Suz!!! You forgot Ethan's heritage is actually El Salvador so you could add that in :o)

Debbie B said...

Very cool!

Susan & Randy said...

That is really sweet and made me tear up!

Michael and Carrie said...

That is so sweet! What a great story!