Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Happy Birthday Abigail Joy!!
We are one of the fortunate few adoptive families who knows the actual birthdate of their daughter. Abbie was left with a note that had her DOB on it. So we know for sure she was born on September 25, 2004. In honor of our sweet girls birthday we had a little family celebration. I made some orange cupcakes because she really seems to like the color orange with cream cheese icing and pink and purple birthday letters. We lit 8 candles and sang "Happy Birthday"!! While we were celebrating here we know she was celebrating there as we made sure she got a cake and had a little birthday party. We are awaiting pictures and as soon as we get them I will try to get them up here on the blog quickly!! We are so thankful for this precious child and how God has preserved her life. I know HE has great plans for her and we are just so thankful to be a part of her story.
We are also very fortunate to have a family going to Maoming next week. You know what that means??!! We got to send another package and get more pictures!! I am so thankful for the willingness of other families to bring packages - it means so much to the family who is sitting on the waiting end. We decided to go to Build A Bear and "build" Abbie a teddy bear! We were even able to record a sound bite with all of our voices. So when she squeezes the bears hand she hears "Hi Abbie its mommy and Linnea" "I'm Nathan," "I'm Luke," "I'm Ethan," "and this is Daddy." "We love you and can't wait to get you!!" We all stuck a little heart in the bear, prayed for Abbie and sewed it up!! Its now on its way to Washington and then off to China!!