Happy Birthday Justina Pelletier !
I know you wanted to spend your “Sweet 16” birthday at home. I want you to know how sorry I am that this is not going to happen.
Sweet girl, you are not alone and I hope you know that. Thousands of people are standing with you and praying that this nightmare will soon be over. Soon you will be home in your pink bedroom with your stuffed animals and all your family.
Many times in this journey of our life on earth we don’t understand why things happen to us. I know I have asked why hundreds of times the last three years as my son died from injuries in an auto accident, my granddaughter who was 13 weeks old, died one month later and then my husband of 35 years last summer.
Justina it is OK to ask, “Why”?
All of us who have gotten to know you through your loving family have asked “why”.
Justina, it is during these times of suffering that we reach out and cling to the ONE who knows everything from beginning to end. The ONE who loves you and who will never leave you or forsake you, the ONE who loves you and created you.
Someday, you and your family will be vindicated because truth always wins out. You are blessed to have a family that is fighting this horrible system that has allowed this to happen to you and hundreds of other kids taken from loving homes.
Think about this, God chose you and your family to fight this battle for hundreds of children in your same situation. Now I know it doesn’t “feel” particularly good now, but God is using you to shine a light and change this injustice done to children and their families throughout our culture.
Justina you are a beautiful young lady, and an inspiration to multitudes of people across the nation and world.
I know you don’t realize that now.
Someday you will.
Someday we will all understand “why”.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
God bless you on your Sweet 16th Birthday.