Sunday, July 8, 2012

Birthday from Afar

Today Miss Nora turned one.  I tell you, this celebrating of birthdays where our little one is not physically here is a bit exhausting (with Owen's birthday a little over a month ago and now Nora's).  But, we did enjoy celebrating our little miss.
We actually started last night by releasing a lantern - from a timing perspective this would have been her actual birthday morning in China since she is 13 hours ahead of us. 
And, today we had cake and sang Happy Birthday!

Our birthday letter to our little miss ...

Sweet Baby Girl,

Today we celebrate you – it’s your first birthday!  Our little one, God made you beautiful and we cannot wait to hold you and pour our love on you.  You have been a part of our family since we began this adoption journey, God knew you long before we had the privilege of seeing your sweet little face in photos.

Our hearts are with you today and with many emotions we pray for you, little one, as you celebrate your first and perhaps your only birthday in your home country.


With much love,
Your Forever Family - Daddy, Mommy, Jack, Samuel & Lydia


Nikki said...

Thinking of and praying for your mama's heart as you're apart from Nora on this, her 1st birthday, yet rejoicing in knowing that God is actively at work to bring you all together. Loving the celebration you shared and smiling at the thought of all those yet to come.

Happy 1st Birthday, sweet Nora! XOXO

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Nature's Corridor said...

Congratulations, I am so happy for you guys. I love the name Nora!