I have been continuously sending Felicite letters through the online portal that Compassion provides us Correspondence parents. I'm happy to say that we received our first letter back several weeks ago.
She had written in her native language French, so the letter was translated to English. I have to admit, the letter seemed to be a bit disjointed. But I can only imagine that was due mostly to the writing prompts she was given and the translation done somewhere unknown.
Reading through her first letter was definitely a family event. She even included a picture for us, since one of our letters sent had a picture drawn from Mallory.
Mallory was quick to point out that the picture was not as the label indicated, but I had to take it as a teaching moment that everyone is different with different levels and abilities.
All in all, I hope to get maybe 1 or 2 more letters from her this year regardless of the numerous letters or good wishes and encouragement I send to her. Right now, the Honor Society Tau Theta from my Alma Mater is currently doing their good works in Burkina Faso for a few weeks. I wonder if they'll meet her on the street and not realize that I've been in touch with her. It's funny how small this world really is.