Monday, October 20, 2014

Happy Birthday "T"

It is so hard to believe that you and your big brother have been here eight months already!  It is an honor to have you here for your birthday.  We are so blessed, to get to share the birthday that you turn two years old, with you!

In the past eight months you have learned, grown and matured so much! 
The day after you arrived.  Your first nap here.

You were so behind and so angry at the world when you arrived.  You had every right.  I can't even imagine the things you have been thru and seen in your short life.  The few things I was told by DFCS made me so sad and then angry.

What a miracle it has been to watch you change from that withdrawn and tantruming little guy, to this very happy and normal two year old. 
You love puzzles!

You make me laugh every day with the things you say and do.  You have bonded nicely into our family and love to be sang to and rocked every day, as you fall asleep for your nap.  
You fell asleep on William while watching a movie together.
If I run my fingers thru your thick curls, you are asleep in just a few moments.  You are cuddly and love to be held.  Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star are your favorite songs.  You ask all of us to sing them all day long.  You have a bit of temper with that red hint to your hair!  But it is quickly gone and your bright smile returns once again.

We took you to Chuckie Cheese this year for your birthday as we don't know if you will be with us for another birthday and we wanted it to be special. 
You knew that this was your special day and that we were there for you!

Aunt "S" made you a Cookie Monster cake! 
Thank you Aunt "S" for your kindness to the children, in blessing them with a special cake for their birthdays.  "T" loves Sesame Street and that cake made his day, as well as the dinosaur you and Uncle "B" gave him. 
He has been feeding it almost non-stop!

Jeremiah 17:7-8  Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.  For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

May the One True and Only God in heaven...Maker of heaven and earth and all that is therein...make sure there are Christian mentors in your life, your whole life thru...May you be greatly used of God, spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ to all you  meet and May God bless you and keep you all the days of your life.


Dad, mom, Stephen, Antonio, William, Carolyn, Zeke, Elizabeth, "B" and baby "K"


  1. Happy Birthday T! The time has flown since he first came, hasn't it!
    Much LOVE to you all! Such a beautiful family!

    1. As always, Thank you Elizabeth. Always so encouraging to us. The time has really flown by since the boys came but looking back at our lives, It is amazing how grown so many of our children are. Really! I am amazed at how big your family is getting too!