Sunday, August 10, 2008

One Year Ago

One year ago today.

One year ago today, across the world in a little Chinese town, a baby girl was born.

One year ago today, across the world in a little
Pennsylvania town, a family prayed.

One year ago today, a daughter was born, connecting two women who will never know each other.

One year ago today, Her Father in Heaven smiled over her, delighted with His plans for her life.

One year ago today, my daughter, Aidan was born.

Dear Sweet Aidan,

May today be your first and last birthday away from home. May your first birthday be filled with the Father's joy and delight singing over you in the heavenlies. And until Mommy and Daddy can be there to hold you close and whisper words of love into your sweet little ears, may our Father send whispers that speak to your spirit of His love and ours. We love you today more than we ever could have imagined, and we look forward to loving you even more as the coming years pass together as a family!

All Our Love,
Mommy, Daddy, Shaggy,
Dr. D, Baby BlueEyes, and LadyBug


Salzwedel Family said...

Happy Birthday Aidan! Praying you are home soon.

Holly said...

the sweetest birthday 'card' ever...

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

Happy birthday Aidan! Can't wait until you are home sweet baby girl.

I can imagine how hard it is to be sway from your baby girl on her 1st birthday, but I know that you will be there to get her soon. Thinking of you all.

P.S. I love the cake.


Hands-Free Heart said...

Happy Birthday Aidan!

Melissa said...

How bitter sweet for you! The joy is in knowing that you will be with her to celebrate her 2nd birthday!

We're praying your precious Aiden comes home soon!!

I'm still thinking of screen names.....

Trish said...

Hi! I've just been catching up on the last few days and love that you made a birthday cake and celebrated her birthday - how wonderful! And little baby girl clothes - what fun. :)

MississippiZen said...

Happy Birthday to Aidan! I know it is bittersweet to celebrate without the birthday girl but one day she will look back at the photos and know how much her family wanted her to be there.


Carol said...

Emily had her 2nd birthday right after we got referral! Isn't that funny!

Happy Birthday Aidan!!!

Kateri said...

Happy Birthday, Little Aidan!! Can you hear us all singing to you from the other side of the world? Gosh I hope not. I'm a terrible singer:) But we love you and we can't wait to meet you.
Tell you're mommy that we're coming for a visit over Christmas break, if not sooner. We'll sleep in a hotel so Ladybug doesn't have to share her room but we're coming! You just have to meet Alayna. She just loves babies but I won't let her squeeze you're sweet little cheeks. I'll sit on her if I have to but I promise she'll be gentle!
Happy Birthday,
Miss Kateri

Heidi @ GGIP said...

Oh my! Happy Birthday sweet little girl!!! I hope you get her soon! Really soon!

Mervy said...

SOON - the day is coming SOON!