Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Storyteller's Birthday

The Storyteller opens gifts 'long-distance' with Poppa and Grammy this evening! Do you see his headset? He is 'wired' just like when Momma talks with Grammy on the 'phone!

Today our Storyteller celebrated his 7th birthday in fine style! We stayed overnight last night at a waterpark resort and had hours of fun today swimming, splashing, sliding, riding, screaming, eating and resting on the 'lazy river'. What fun! We have had cake, sparkly candles, ice cream, lovely gifts and tomorrow we hope to have a friend over to enjoy more cake and ice cream! We are totally tired in a wonderfully happy-worn-out-water-logged-good kind of way!

Can I be completely honest and say, I don't know where the time has gone? I think it was just yesterday that we were marvelling at the precious gift of his life! He is a true miracle, not of modern medicine, but of God! After years and years of infertility, and our adoption of our sweet Dreamer, we were sure that it was not part of God's plan for our family to have any 'homegrown' babies - we planned to pursue adoption again when we discovered that God had another plan!

Though we have many difficult days with our active, impulsive, strong willed fellow, we are so blessed to have the privilege of raising this very special boy. He is sweetly, completely trusting His Heavenly Father, fiercely loving, sensitive, courageous, loyal without question, creative, imaginative, and astoundingly verbal. God has preserved his life on numerous occasions - while others have said we were 'lucky' we have known all along God's special providential care for this son.
Now, he is 7 years old! I can't wait to see what God has in store for this small boy! The best is yet to come, I feel! What a joy to be a part of a young boys life - what an honor to be called his Momma!


  1. Happy Birthday to your special boy!! I know what you mean about the years just flying by! It sounds like you all had a wonderful birthday celebration.

  2. Happy Birthday to your Storyteller! A happy day for you too. Children are such an amazing wonderful gift of God ~ at any age!

  3. Happy Birthday to him! What a lucky boy to have such a sweet Mom. Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. His first day of life as a 'full fledged 7 year' old boy was terrific - nothing like 'my most wanted birthday gifts ever' to keep a boy happy and co-operative!

    Thank you for your birthday wishes! It was a very special day!

  5. Happy Birthday to the Storyteller! I'd love to hear him tell the story of his 7th birthday complete with cinnamon rolls and the water park! :) I am so glad that your family enjoys them. We like them too. birthday was yesterday (the 19th) I didn't get rolls or a water park, but I did get homemade cards from my kids and flowers from my hunny. :) Thank the Lord for our precious families.


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