Addison was crying at this point: “But I want to keep God as my father!!” The talk had turned in the direction of “What if Belkis ever got married.” Belkis immediately assured her, that not even an earthly father would change her relationship with Papi Dios.
Addison is one of the girls that have created a strong bond with Papi Dios. At two years of age, she would casually mention things that Papi Dios had told her in their conversations. She would even refuse to sing certain songs because Papi Dios did not want her to. Aracely and Denia too would from a very early age relate talks they had had with Papi Dios.
We know the loss it is for kids not to have a Father in their lives, and we will not diminish that. We would wish for every kid to have a good father figure. Being that it is not always possible, we are amazed at how God has taken the girls in as his own in such a particular way. They are his kids and he cares for them. Papi Dios is real in their lives. He is part of numerous everyday conversations between the girls as a Father that both cares about them and instructs them. We are seeing the words of Jesus come alive:
"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." (Matt 19;14)