Today, at an orphanage in Haiti, our littlest girl turned four. When the Lord put her in our hearts, we wondered how much we would ever know about her. So much of her story was a mystery to us. So much of her story still is a mystery to us. But we now know more of why and when she came to the orphanage. And we know her birth date. A date so significant to a child, but so taken for granted by us, I’m sure I cannot fully comprehend the importance.
So today she has been bathed in extra prayer and tonight we will celebrate here with Haitian style rice and beans and beyen. (I truly have no idea how authentic either of these dishes are but, then again, neither does anyone else in our house. 😉 ) And, Lord willing, for her this will be one of only a few birthdays spent without a family to celebrate it with her.
1151. girls playing basketball after dinner
1152. days of soul renewing sunshine
1153. clean front yard
1154. clean truck
1155. food, fellowship, and long laughter with friends
1156. looking forward to gathering
1157. tripping over yesterday’s flip flops while snow falls outside
1158. dog joyfully, playfully chasing snowflakes
1159. grocery shopping done early and under budget
1160. countless ways the oldest is like her father
1161. 7:30 p.m. and still light out
1162. new KU shirt
1163. girls always so excited for the hand-me-downs
1164. park to ourselves
1165. feeling WARM!
1166. sisters outside blowing bubbles
1167. ballet watch week
1168. oldest really dancing en pointe!
1169. prayers of a five year old
1170. soft curls falling across her face
1171. outpouring of love gifts
1172. photos of our daughter
1173. words that bless
1174. last day of winter
1175. first day of spring
1176. Christian birthdays
1177. allergies that leave me flat on the couch but remind me winter has passed
1178. a birthday celebration for a little one far away
May your week be filled with the good gifts He gives. May you delight in His love!