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Before Us, You Were There

When Robert and Kathryn Gray learned that their son received support from several Holt sponsors before he joined their family, they felt compelled to reach out and say thank you. They wrote a letter, and included several photos of their son now home with his mother, father and younger brother. 

This story originally appeared in Holt’s spring 2016 sponsorship magazine.

Chattrapat (center), now Robert, with his parents and brother in a photo sent to the sponsors who supported him before he joined his family.
Chattrapat (center), now Robert, with his parents and brother in a photo sent to the sponsors who supported him before he joined his family.

Dear Sponsor,

Chattrapat is now usually called Robert, but we still often use his Thai nickname as well. He is in a head start program at his daycare and he is a fast learner. He is very inquisitive and loves to play with cars, planes and blocks. He also likes to read books and has memorized the beginnings of several of his favorites.

Chattrapat has been very healthy since coming home and has caught up developmentally very quickly. We know this is in large part due to his excellent care in Thailand. Thank you for helping support him during his time in foster care. 

Chattrapat recently became a big brother. His little brother came home from South Korea and they are enjoying learning to be brothers and having someone to play with. The boys are only 17 months apart and we hope they will be very close as they grow up.

If you would like, we would appreciate hearing from you. We’d love to have some messages for Chattrapat to look at as he grows up so that he knows how much he was loved and prayed for as a child. 

Thank you again,

The Gray Family

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