Sunday, August 17, 2008

Happy Birthday, Joshua!!


Scripture says there is a time and season for everything... a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.

This weekend was a time of celebration for our family. Our baby turned two and it was the first birthday we would spend with him.

It was a time to laugh...


and most definitely a time to dance.


Joshua shared his birthday weekend with my Grandma, his new great-grandma. Her birthday party was a celebration of 80 years of love, self-sacrifice, and hard work, which has blessed our family many times over.


The party could best be described as "glorious chaos."


Josh had to borrow a bib...


It's okay, Buddy. Bigger men than you have had to wear pink.

On Sunday, it was time to celebrate Joshua's birthday.


I confess to being just a little bit melancholy, mourning the fact that we missed his first birthday, and wondering about his birth parents. What are their thoughts on this day? Do they remember him as they left him - tiny and alone? I wish they could see him now, and know how happy he is...



and how much he is loved.

But there was also a lot of joy on this day. To me, it is no small thing what God has done in Joshua's life... in all of our lives. I think back to two years ago, how we had no idea what God had in mind, how He would use an orphan to make our lives richer.

Happy Birthday, Joshua!

3 comments:

naimo family said...

you sure know how to make a person cry...

how amazing. happy birthday, joshua!

Poppa said...

Seeing the laughter and joy of our new grandchild and being able to be a part of his life and all the lives of our grandchildren brings tears to my eyes, just like it did when we sang HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD, in church Sunday.

HappyNomads said...

Yeah Joshua - Happy Birthday! We love you!