January 29, 2013

Happy 1st birthday Camp!



Dear Camp,

Today we celebrated your first birthday.  We celebrated you today and your precious life.  How are you already having a birthday?  We are so proud of the little boy that God has made you to be, you bring us such joy!  He has created you to do great things sweet Camp.  We are praying everyday that you would come to know Him at a young age.  We are praying you will know Jesus intimately + seek to read His word.  We are praying and believing that you will be a LIGHT for the nations.  We thank God that He has entrusted us to be your parents and to love you & teach you about Him and train you in the way you should go.  We love the personality that you already have sweet boy.  You have the best attention span of any child I've ever met and we love your fascination with books.  You are going to be quite the studious one.  I'm probably going to need you to keep your sister in line throughout the years in that department ;)  You have the sweetest smile and laugh and the prettiest eyes.  We tell you about a thousand times a day how much we love you and how you are the most precious little boy in the whole wide world.  You are surely loved! 

As much as we celebrated you and what you mean to our family, your birth family wasn't far from our minds either.  We are mourning their loss and your loss sweet boy.  I thought out loud so many times today about your birth mother.  Does she know that today was the day we celebrated your 1st birthday?  I know she is thinking about you and wondering where you are.  I pray that she knows in her heart that you are in a loving family and are being well taken care of every day of your life.  The thought of her loss and what she gave up to give you a better life + a family brings us to tears.  You my sweet son have endured more loss and heartache than we'll ever know in our lifetime.  We want you to know that we are with you, fighting for you, loving you, listening to you, walking alongside of you every step of the way to healing.  YOU my sweet son are ours forever.  

we love you + so do so many others! 
Happy First Birthday Camp!!! 


waking up to "happy birthday" song by mommy + sweet hugs from daddy when he got home from getting the birthday surprise! 


Camp is so excited by the decorations in the kitchen ALL for him!  Daddy showing him the way! 


birthday breakfast complete with hat, button, birthday plate and singing balloon! 


you are quite loved sweet boy!  


your friends even wore their "I love Camp shirts" in honor of your birthday!
we are SO well loved!!!! 


 

Until next year! 

22 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Camp!! I hope he had a great day! He is one precious and beautiful little boy!!

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    1. thank you so much jessica! we had a magical day!!

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  2. So sweet! Looks like y'all had a great day celebrating him. many more to come!!

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  3. sweet little Camp!! Happy birthday buddy! I hope Asher wasn't too jealous :-)

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    1. :) thank you!! oh no, she knows it's her turn soon! hehe

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  4. happy birthdy Camp!! So happy he is home and in your arms for his special day :)

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  5. love that everyone celebrated by wearing their shirts. How fun! Happy Birthday Camp :)

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    1. I know!!! that was totally unexpected!!!

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  6. happy 1st birthday, precious camp!! the photos are adorable, as always! SO glad he was home to celebrate this special day with you guys!!!

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    1. thanks jenny!!! i know! it was such a blessing!!!!

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  7. This is the sweetest... And then I read where you imagined what his mom must be feeling... You have such a kind heart. Yall are praying such sweet, godly things for Camp and for his mom. I really really love your heart!

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    1. it's so crazy to think about, but he does have a past. sweet boy. thanks for your words!

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  9. precious photos!! happy birthday camp!!!

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  10. Shalom!
    I am ended up in tears I wish every body who adopt child from Ethiopia do like this
    I say Happy birthday Camp and let you know we are praying for you your sister and family.
    I know one day you are going to be a mighty man of God!
    Blessings!
    Pastor Getaneh & Sister Wosene

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  11. as usual these days, you totally made me tear up!
    so, so sweet getting to celebrate that precious boy:)

    happy birthday, camp! you are so loved, sweet one.

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