Samantha, 30 years old

Name: Samantha, 30 years old
Submitted by: A friend
Location: Crystal Lake, IL
What's going on?: Sam is recently married and her father in law just passed a few months ago. It has been tough on the family. In addition, she has been in and out of jobs for the past few months and isn't sure what's next for her. She knows God has given her many talents to work with kids, but she keeps applying/getting jobs and then they don't work out. I know she's disheartened and I want to remind her who she is!
What do you love most about this girl?:  Sam has a huge heart and has a passion for bringing kids closer to Christ. She coaches soccer, has started small groups with young women, and used to be a teacher. She is supportive, funny, loves baseball and music, and is just struggling to find her path right now. She is thoughtful and loving and makes great connections with people.
Anything else you want to tell us? She loves God and is trying to discern what His plan is for her. I know it can't be easy so I want to encourage her that she's right where she needs to be and to keep her spirits up!

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Letters Needed: 6

Grace, 14 years old

Name: Grace, 14 years old
Submitted by: Her sister
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
What's going on?: Grace has been through a lot this past year. She unfortunately doesn’t get to go to her favorite high school in our home area because of financial issues and she is heartbroken out it. We also lost our uncle very quickly due to cancer (two weeks to be exact). She has also been having issues with some girls at school and feels like she has no friends at school.
What do you love most about this girl?: She’s kind, determined, loving, smart, and hardworking

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Letters Needed: 2

Maddie, 30 years old

Name: Maddie, 30 years old
Submitted by: Her sister
Location: Honolulu, HI
What's going on?:  Maddie's husband is in the navy and is currently out on duty and has been for 8 months. He's coming home in a few weeks, but she has been mainly on her own in Hawaii (we live in Midwest) with her 2 kids (3yrs and 1 yrs) and she is exhausted. She works full time in addition to taking care of them while her husband is away and she doesn't have a big friend group/support system down there. On top of that, our grandma just died and she was the first of our grandparents to pass away and she has no one to lean on out there.
What do you love most about this girl?: he is one of the strongest women I know. She is thoughtful, always writing handwritten notes to family and friends and sending us drawings and pictures of her kids in the mail. She is generous, supportive and a fantastic mom. I just want her to know how amazing she is and that even in these circumstances, she's being the best mom and that she is worthy and loved.
Anything else you want to tell us? She is faith based and I want to remind her that God is with her and giving her peace and strength!

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Letters Needed: 4

Jayla, 15 years old

Name: Jayla, 15 years old
Submitted by: Her sister
Location:  Bloomington, IN
What's going on?: Growing up, me and my sisters lost our mom. Jayla was very young and still struggles with the loss because she didn’t get to know our mom as much as my older sister and I did. She craves a motherly love that will replace that missing role in her life. A few months ago she became a mother as well to a baby girl. It was a situation that causes her to struggle but Jayla is doing the best she can for her age.
What do you love most about this girl?: She is so sweet and caring. She is very sensitive but I think these letters would actually help her confidence a lot and show that there’s a lot of people who want the best for her and would love to see her succeed. She’s beautiful and funny and a very loyal girl.
Anything else you want to tell us? My little sister lived in Indianapolis but I’d like to take them to her myself for her birthday that’s coming up. Additionally, she has struggled with being without her sisters after we moved away.

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Letters Needed: 3