Sunday, March 6, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday!

Dear B-----,

Daddy, Brady, Maddie, Blake, and I wish we were celebrating with you today. And while we are not in Russia right now, we are still celebrating your birthday. We are celebrating that God is going to entrust you, one of his precious children, to us to care for and to love for the rest of our lives. You are already loved so much!

Since the day our plane left Vladivostok in December I have been envisioning your makeshift birthday party in the White Rabbit room at the Vlad Inn. I had such high hopes that we would be back in time to have you in our arms on this very day. I pictured inviting all of the other adopting families staying at the hotel to join us for cake and ice cream (little people can’t have cold stuff – I almost forgot!). I pictured walking behind you and daddy down the hallway to our room with your little hand in his and him smiling down at you with such joy and pride. I pictured you and I cuddling up on the pink floral bedspread in our room with your head on my chest as you fell asleep – just like you are in my favorite picture of the two of us. And while we are very sad that we will not have these moments today, we cling to the hope that we will have those moments in the very near future and for many years to come.

I love you so much little one!
With all of my heart,
~Mommy

5 comments:

Joel and Clarion said...

Happy Birthday, Little Dude! Last time around we missed Sergei's b-day by a couple weeks. We celebrated Slav's two days after we got home. Our Little Dude's birthday is next month. I'm praying we'll be there in Vlad for it, but we're not likely to travel until a couple weeks later. Still prayin' for ya!

Sabrina and Giorgio said...

Happy 2nd Baby B! I'm celebrating with you here in spirit in Vladivostok. Lorenzo is clapping is hands for you!!

Sabrina and Giorgio said...

Happy 2nd Baby B! I'm celebrating with you here in spirit in Vladivostok. Lorenzo is clapping is hands for you!!

sonflowerjax said...

OH, :( I'm so sad Baby B isn't getting to celebrate with his family todoay! But, yes, God's timing is best, even when we can't see how that could possibly be... sigh... Praying for you all, especially that Baby B feels your love and God's!

Heather and Chad said...

Happy 2nd Birthday Baby B!!!!!