Friday, February 3, 2017

Happy Birthday

Our boy turns 2 today.   It's a bittersweet day, as a waiting momma.   Another year we have missed.  He is getting so big, and handsome.   He is the same size as his big sister.  He is learning all kinds of new tricks.  One being walking with support.   There was a day when we thought he might never walk.  Learning that he is doing so well makes my heart smile.   He is beginning to lose his baby face.

This is so hard.

Today I am going to try my best to be happy and celebrate this beautiful child God has given us.   Even if He hasn't quite placed him in our arms yet.  I know our time is coming.   When we can finally say this was all worth it.   I have learned so many things during this wait.  I can't say I am thankful for it but I know it is teaching me.  It is teaching me to be faithful, even(especially) when things aren't going the way I want them to.   As fast as I want them to.

We are in the midst of the last piece of this wait.   Only needing one more approval.   The one approval that can be quick or take forever.   We have no idea when we will receive it.   But we will continue to pray that it is soon.  I am so ready to smell and kiss my boy.  I am ready to tell him how much I love him.  I am ready to show him to you.

So Happy Birthday sweet baby boy.   I hope your day was filled with love, laughter, and dancing.

P.S.   He is one dancing machine!


  1. Mandy, I just wanted to reach out and let you know that my heart is with you. We are in the process of adopting a little girl from Ethiopia and have been waiting almost a year for all of her paperwork to come through so we can submit her case to pair. God's timing sure isn't ours. The wait is the hardest thing He's ever asked me to do. Blessings and prayers for your precious boy. I pray your call will come soon! Stephanie

    1. Oh Stephanie, praying you are able to get the paperwork needed to submit to pair. I would love to talk with you more. And thank you so much for your prayers. This wait is grueling. Yes, by far the most difficult thing I have ever done.

  2. My email is if you would like to email me. I would love to talk more as well.