Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Zoe's 4th Birthday
Today, Zoe turns four years old! What a blessing it is to have her as a daughter.
*the crown is from Baby Be Blessed.
We had to celebrate last night, because our Wednesday's are a little crazy and we are not all home at the same time. We will be heading to West Edmonton Mall to the Disney Store for a special shopping trip this morning...
There are so many unknowns regarding Zoe's past. Is this even her true birthday? Unlikely. No one knows. We have so little information from her first 3 1/2 years. Not even a photo.
All I know is that my heart goes out to her Chinese family at this time of year. Her birth mother must be thinking about her and wondering where she is. How I wish she could know how loved she is, that she has every opportunity available to her, that she has the best health care in the world, that she has five siblings who love and adore her, that she will be seeing much of the world, that she lives in a big, beautiful house and has the prettiest clothes. That she has parents who love her with all their hearts. That she is safe.
Zoe loved all of her gifts. She got a pedal-less bike, a Baby Be Blessed doll with her life verse on it, some farm animals and some calico critter toys.
Zoe said "Mommy, I love my birthday!"
Lilah and Zoe will be having a joint birthday party in two weeks (Lilah's birthday is May 16th). We also have Abby turning Sweet Sixteen on Friday and Josiah turning 13 on Monday. It is a crazy week.
This verse is stitched on the Baby Be Blessed Doll. It is the verse that God gave me during our wait for Zoe.
"I rejoice in your strength Lord. How great is my Joy in the victories You give! You have granted me my heart's desire and have not withheld the requests of my lips. You came to greet me with rich blessings and placed a crown of pure gold on my head. I asked you for LIFE and You gave HER to me. I trust in You, through Your unfailing love I will not be shaken. Be exalted in your strength, Lord I will sing and praise your might." -- Psalm 21