He is as far from the little one we first met a little over two and a half years ago as east is from the west.
Kevin and I stand in awe of our God who can make all things new.
Elijah's beginning in this life was tough, being found in a park shortly after birth, placed in an orphanage where he received very little tender loving care, and then adjusting to his forever family, a new country, and a new home when he was just two and a half years old.
But now, his third birthday home, Elijah is filled with so much joy, singing and chatting a good part of each day. He has a zeal for living life to the fullest every moment, even if at times he lives his joy a little outside of boundaries!
On Elijah's fifth birthday, we want to say "Happy Birthday Elijah Jiehao. We love you to the moon and back and couldn't possibly imagine life without your sweet, sweet love."
We thank God for all of our amazing children, but today we are especially thanking Him for His miracle of making a new creation in our Elijah. Oh what joy!
Sophia and Philip were asked to be part of the Praise and Worship Team for our Family Service Sunday. They were thrilled! Not only did they get to sing up in front of the congregation, but they also got to sing with their big brother Ted and their friend, Miss Amanda.
Practicing hard at home
Leaving early in the morning (7 A.M.!) with Ted to get
in a bit of practice before first service. They
were about out of their minds with excitement!
Singing at church. So very tender to see
three of our four children up in front leading
Sophia kept saying throughout the day yesterday, "This is the best day!" When they were leading the singing, Kevin and I kept thinking how miraculous it was that two precious children, orphans no more, could be home and free to worship our Risen Lord!