Saturday, June 25, 2011
- - - - - - FIVE!!!!! - - - - - -
Five years ago today, a very special lady gave birth to the most amazing son! As we were busy preparing for a fun Batman birthday party, I couldn't help but stop and reflect on this very special gift that our family was given.
As he came barreling into our room EARLY this morning, he was so excited that today was finally here. After tearing off a Batman paper chain each morning for so many days, it has finally arrived! Watching him and his excitement was so fun and the anticipation of all of his friends coming to help him celebrate finally reached its culmination today.
Having been to Shebedino where he took his first breath, grieving for what his birth family who doesn't get to experience this with him, and being soooo grateful that I get to be his mom staying up late all week, making capes and masks and preparing for a fun birthday....my emotions are just so jumbled. I love being his mom, I love seeing the beautiful boy that he is turning into. I'm so grateful. . .I'm so honored, but I'm also so grieving for this special woman who gave birth to him, five years ago today. I pray she is looking down from Heaven right now, with her heart so full, seeing the boy he's becoming!
Happy Birthday to our sweet, sweet boy!!