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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

This child

This child. . .

just turned five today.

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!


Emily said...

Happy Birthday, Elijah. What a sweet tribute to your boy and to God for what he has done.


Jean said...

Happy Birthday Elijah!!

His life is already so full of miracles!! AND he's only 5 yrs old!

Thank you Jesus!!

Blessings to all,

likeschocolate said...

Happy Birthday!