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Offline M.Capestro

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Letters of Thanks from the Goldman Family
« on: December 24, 2009, 01:24:18 PM »
Dear BSH Supporters,
 
I have been asked to share with you the following letters from the Goldman family. The first is a letter is from David Goldman, released to the Associated Press earlier today. The second letter is from Barry & Ellie Goldman, David’s parents, on behalf of the entire Goldman family.
 
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Please accept my most sincere and humblest gratitude for getting the truth to Brazilian and American citizens alike and for your help to make our reunion possible.
 
I am grateful for the so many truly amazing and wonderful people who have put forth an extraordinary and tremendous effort to reunite our family with our beautiful Sean.
 
Please know that my love and the rest of Sean's family's love for him knows no boundaries and we will go to the ends of the Earth to protect him and shower him with every ounce of love that we have.
 
It is now time for our new beginning, the rebirth of our family at such a special time of the year. I hope the momentum keeps growing and the attention does not fade because there are more fathers and mothers and children to reunite.
 
God bless you all,
David
 
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On behalf of David’s entire family, we humbly extend our most sincere appreciation to all the members and supporters at Bring Sean Home. Your dedication, diligence, support and prayers have all contributed to making this a very Merry Christmas for our family.
 
We had an opportunity to speak with David and Sean earlier. Knowing our Sean is finally on his way home, it’s difficult to express the joy we felt hearing that timid voice say “Hi Pop Pop” and "See you soon, Grandma."
 
Together, we have all accomplished a joyful reunion, but there is still much work to be done. As the Goldman family celebrates the approaching holidays, our hearts remain with the other families who still wait for their stolen children to be returned to them.
 
We hope you will join us in our continued support of the Bring Sean Home Foundation. Together we can help to reunite all the other left behind parents and children.
 
God bless you all!
 
With heartfelt thanks,
 
Barry and Ellie Goldman
Grandparents of Sean Goldman

Offline lisacallenwood

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Re: Letters of Thanks from the Goldman Family
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2009, 01:27:49 PM »
Okay...now I'm really bawling

Offline Fightness

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Re: Letters of Thanks from the Goldman Family
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2009, 01:31:22 PM »
At work....I am crying my eyes out at work...people are walking in thinking I am crazy crying lady.  Thanks for that Goldman Family!  ;)

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Re: Letters of Thanks from the Goldman Family
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2009, 01:31:51 PM »
Quote from: lisacallenwood;59616
Okay...now I'm really bawling

wow, yeah, I was a gonner even before "hi pop-pop". What a wonderful day.Somebody pinch me.
 
Who could ask for a better Christmas. Congratulations Goldman family!!!:cheer:
 
and yes, I know we will all continue to fight for the parents who still suffer in this unimaginable way.
 
I feel so much joy for David's parents too. They get their son back also.

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Re: Letters of Thanks from the Goldman Family
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2009, 01:33:24 PM »
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Okay...now I'm really bawling

Me too.  and this lovely Christmas music "o come all ye faithful" was playing in the background at my home when I read this.  This really is a Christmas miracle.

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Re: Letters of Thanks from the Goldman Family
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2009, 01:34:01 PM »
God bless you and your family and my prayers are with you all. Enjoy your precious child. He is beautiful!! I always thought he favored Grandma!!
Can't wait to get started working to get the rest of our children home!
Merry Christmas
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Re: Letters of Thanks from the Goldman Family
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2009, 01:35:29 PM »
A remarkable family.

We are celebrating this remarkable day with all of you. Blessings for a Merry Christmas!! Drink it all in. It doesn't get any better than this!

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Re: Letters of Thanks from the Goldman Family
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2009, 01:37:55 PM »
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wow, yeah, I was a gonner even before "hi pop-pop". What a wonderful day.Somebody pinch me.
 
Who could ask for a better Christmas. Congratulations Goldman family!!!:cheer:
 
and yes, I know we will all continue to fight for the parents who still suffer in this unimaginable way.

 
 
That's what I called my grandfather, so you can imagine it hit home for me.
 
It's very important that they mentioned the other LBP's in both letters. It can't end with just David and Sean..

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Re: Letters of Thanks from the Goldman Family
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2009, 01:38:10 PM »
Great - I am crying all over again!! Beautiful sentiments from a wonderful family - which is now complete with Sean!

I am so happy for you, but I will not stop with Sean.  There are too many not able to celebrate with their children.  David has been an inspiration, and his support system is to be commended for the level of awareness this has brought to the plight of abducted children everywhere.

Lordy - there were times I thought this would never happen. To have it happen on this day is just beyond words.

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Re: Letters of Thanks from the Goldman Family
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2009, 01:42:45 PM »
Amazing!!!!!! It sounds like Sean is a really great and strong person

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Re: Letters of Thanks from the Goldman Family
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2009, 01:44:26 PM »
We did it!!! Each one of us in different ways more or less, contributed to this happy ending!!!!!!!!!!


We did it! I'm ecstatic!  :cheer:


Sean and David - be happy for years and years to come!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Letters of Thanks from the Goldman Family
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2009, 01:45:48 PM »
I'm elated!  Very, very tired however, as I was up till almost 5:00 a.m. Pacific time obsessing over every little detail.  I have so much to do today - with today being Xmas Eve!  But the tired feeling is nothing - it's great.  This really was a "Christmas miracle" and while I don't know any of the Goldman's, my Christmas has actually been MADE by this great news.  I am not one to love Christmas because of all the sadness and hypocrisy I usually witness but this year it feels different.  I am so, so happy for the Goldman's and especially for that dear, adorable boy who has so much healing to do.  Thank you David and everyone for giving us strangers who have been following this, such a happy holiday, vicariously! :)

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Re: Letters of Thanks from the Goldman Family
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2009, 01:55:55 PM »
Merry Christmas to the Goldmans. What a remarkable and beautiful family!
 
Jenny

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Re: Letters of Thanks from the Goldman Family
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2009, 02:03:44 PM »
Dear Goldman Family:  
 
What a wonderful Christmas this is!  There is no greater gift than this joyous and beautiful and too-long-in-coming reunion!  What fortitude and dignity you all have shown!  And how kind of you to acknowledge not only the help of all those who supported your family but the other mothers and fathers whose children have been stripped from them and who are still waiting for their glorious reunion.  
 
Let us pray this Christmas that all parents everywhere will love their children the way you have.  Let us pray that those wayward and unfeeling mothers and fathers who have intentionally separated children from their parents will awaken to the pain and hurt they have caused. Let them put aside the ill feelings they may have for their spouse or ex-spouse and allow the left-behind parents access to the hearts of their children.  Let them come to understand that children are not pawns or bargaining chips but humans who deserve the love of both parents.  As I prepare for Christmas Eve mass, the eve of the day of the birth of a child, I will remember in thanks the Goldman family and remember in hope all the other left-behind parents.   The joy in my heart is boundless, my gratitude limitless -- and I have never met David or Sean.  
 
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all the Goldmans and to all here.  Wheels up and let the healing begin!  
 
David Briggs

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Re: Letters of Thanks from the Goldman Family
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2009, 02:08:47 PM »
Dear Goldman family,

    We on the "outside" are so blessed by your strength, hope and courage.  I can't even begin to imagine how difficult it must have been and be to have to share your highs and lows in public with strangers, but by doing this, you have changed me for the better.

Thank you so very, very much for the beautiful letters that were posted in this thread.  You certainly didn't have to do that, especially at a time when your hearts and minds must be racing with excitement.  It is yet another quality to admire.  

Lately, there is one thought that keeps crossing my mind, "We're not here just to love the people we know.  That's the easy part.  It's about loving and believing in people you've never met personally or will ever meet.  It's about loving and doing backflips when miracles happen to complete strangers."  I'd like to think that I was this kind of person before I heard about Mr. Goldman, his son Sean and your families, but I realise now I didn't have a clue about true love and heart.

Thank you so very, very much.  

Kind regards,

m1987