Saturday, June 29, 2013

Happy Birthday Lily!

In just a few hours on the other side of the world you will be waking up on your first birthday! We wish more than anything that we could be there with you, to see you eat your first piece of cake, to watch you open presents, and most of all to tell you how much we love you and how happy we are that you were born.

While it breaks my heart to miss this very important milestone, I am so thankful that this is the only birthday I will miss. And while we can't celebrate WITH you, we can still celebrate YOU! You are a daughter, a sister, a granddaughter, a niece, and a friend. You are a child of God, and we are so thankful He has entrusted us with you. We can't wait to bring you home, but until then, we send you our love you and pray for you every day.

We sent you a birthday cake, some new clothes, and a book so hopefully you will get to enjoy those sometime today. We hope that they bring you joy and help you to know that we love and care for you. Happy Birthday little ladybug!

Shortly after I wrote this post, Caroline wanted to play with her cupcakes and sing Happy Birthday. I told her it was Lily's birthday, and was able to catch her singing.

1 comment:

haley said...

Erika, I am so very happy for you and beautiful Lily! I remember well how hard it is to be missing your daughter's birthday, and pray for a speedy process so you can be together as a family soon. Hugs, Haley