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Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Danny!

Dear Danny,

Today is your 4th birthday.  Your dad and I really wanted to be with you, but it just wasn't God's plan for this year.  I can promise your 5th birthday will be an amazing bash!  (In fact some of your friends are already asking about it!)   Today we also learned some fun information about you.  We learned that you are a little guy!  According to the report you are just shy of three feet tall, and weigh around 23 pounds.  You might be embarrassed by me telling this, but you can use the potty when you need to!  This makes me a happy momma, and even though we expect to bring you home in diapers, it's a great sign that you will be ready to fully potty train soon! We also learned some more info about your biological parents.  They live in the village where you reside in an orphanage, and were young when you were born.  To my knowledge you don't have any biological siblings.  You have had a couple of surgeries in your short life, but shouldn't need any more major surgeries that we can foresee.

At your orphanage you play with the other kids, and get to go outside.  You are part of a "Granny Program" and when your Granny comes to see you you cheer!  I just love knowing this about you!  You don't feed yourself yet, but you do like to throw your cup. When I told your dad that he laughed!

We can't wait to meet you next week, and we are really hoping to throw you a little birthday party so that you never have another go uncelebrated.  Your dad and I, along with tons of others, love you so much and are excited to bring you home with us!




  1. Wow... this gave me the chills! He sounds like the sweetest little boy! I do hope that we can bring the girls over to meet him when we moves to Texas! Have a safe and enjoyable trip this week to meet your little man! Can't wait to see pictures! We'll be praying for y'all!

  2. Happy Birthday Danny! I pray that God is making your heart ready for your family that loves you so much!

  3. I got chills too when I read this. So sweet. He sounds wonderful. God and His plan and His timing are always wonderful. So happy and rejoicing with you. Love you guys. I expect to see TONS of pics. :)

  4. I have thought of Danny several times today while we have been celebrating my Nathan's 4th birthday. I can only imagine how wonderful his 5th birthday will be surrounded by the people who love him! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Seriously, 5 is going to be the bomb!

  6. Saw a great piece on ABC news last night on Reese's Rainbow and another couple who just adopted. They started 30 days in the country they adopted from. Will you and Wes have to stay 30 days also?

  7. Our stay is much shorter. Every country is different! But we will make 2 trips.

  8. Jess, I don't know why I'm just now reading this, but Happy Birthday to Danny! He is small, but look at all the amazing things he can do! God is so good! I also teared up a little when I read Love, Mommy. You are about to meet your first son :)