Happy 4th Birthday "Little Man D"

Today is our little boy's birthday in Ethiopia. We thought for a short time that we were going to maybe be with him on his birthday. But, our court date was changed again and now it is June 23rd. God knows the plans he has for us and they are way better than the plans I have for myself.

I can't imagine what his birth mother is thinking today. She must be an amazing women to give her son a better life by placing him for adoption. That is the biggest sacrifice ever! I am looking forward to meeting her when we are in Ethiopia. But, scared too. What do I even say to her? How will she be feeling? What will she think of us? Will we just cry the whole time? So many questions and feeling run through me when I think about that day we meet. So, today is the day that she had this sweet little boy 4 years ago and now we are so blessed to be able to raise him in our family. He is a gift from God to us. We can't wait to meet him and his sister.

Happy Birthday Little Man D!!! We love you so much!


  1. Happy Birthday Little Man D!!!! I believe this will be quite a year for you :)

  2. Happy Birthday!
    I know that feeling all too well on their birthday's. I always rejoice with my chidren, but think of their birthmother all day long.
    We talked to our 4 year old about her this year and how she was thinking about her too. I cried. Hard stuff, but so rewarding.
    Also, as for the words, "giving up" in your post, I have read that from an adoptee's view, that the words, their birthmother "placed them" for adoption is a more sensitive way to state it. We changed that in our life book. Just food for thought, wanted to pass that along.
    Praying for a smooth court date and travel soon!

  3. Thanks Natasha! I changed my wording. Great advice! Thanks for prayng!