Monday, October 7, 2013

Maggie's Birthday

Today is Maggie's Birthday!!!  She is one year old.  Such a mixture of emotions. I'm so excited it's her special day, but so sad she's celebrating it without her family.  But we couldn't let the day pass without celebrating our girl.  We had family over yesterday for a party, Chinese food (yum!!), and a few presents.  We're so thankful for our family's support in helping us get the things we need for her like a carseat and diapers!  (By the way, am I really doing the diaper thing AGAIN!?!?)  We're also gearing up for the big trip, getting the schedule worked out for grandparents, aunts and uncles to be here w/our kiddos while we're gone.  We truly couldn't do it without them!

This could potentially be a big week for us.  Please pray our Article 5 is ready for pickup this week!!!  That's a big step and could come this week or next.   We're so hopeful; we're getting so close!  Packing and preparations are in full swing!  We would appreciate your prayers for the process to continue to move quickly and smoothly for us.  Please also keep all the orphan kiddos in your prayers, many of them celebrate many birthdays without a family.

All our kids have a first year/first birthday video.  Maggie is no exception! Here's the beginning of our journey to her:

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