Sunday, January 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Davids!

Hello Friends!!

    What a busy weekend it has been arranging our home, dealing with my son's high fever and strep throat, and this morning celebrating Davids' birthday!!  What a special time it was for our family this morning....as we called Latvia and sang Happy Birthday to him!  He SHOUTED with laughter when we finished and  he was so thankful.  He was very excited and wanted to talk to each of us. He had lots of questions to ask and details of his birthday to share with us.  He said that this was the best birthday ever!   I had to fight back the tears when  he told us that he would be waiting and waiting for us to come to Latvia.  Maybe we will have a travel date soon.  I am so thankful God called our family for this journey. 
    Please be praying for Peter....as I still have not spoken to him.  He was still away at school and not at the foster home this weekend.  We miss him so and he doesn't know all of our good news.   I haven't had the opportunity yet to tell him that we received an official referral to come to Latvia.  He will be so happy as well and I know that he will be glad to have a brother that will speak his language.  My heart is full and I know that God will take care of all the final needs of our family.  He has overwhelmed me with Christian love and has shown me his mighty power.  God is all I need........all of the time.
    Thank you all for the posts that you have made each day!  I promise that I have read all of them....and thought of many of your families in my quiet time.  Thank you for sharing with me in this wonderful journey.  I am blessed to now call you friends!!

Love,
Penny


24 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Davids! I can't wait until you are home with your forever family :)

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  2. Oh to have a best birthday ever can be no better a sentiment!! Hoping you can bring him home soon!!
    Suz

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  3. Happy Birthday to sweet Davids! What a great birthday gift for him to be adopted!

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  4. Happy, Happy Birthday to Davids! Hip, Hip, Hurrah!
    God is so good!

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  5. Happy SWEET 16 Davids!!
    I have been anxiously waiting for someone on my Reece's Rainbow Facebook list to post your blog. I am so glad they did today! This story is amazing. :)

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  6. What a VERY SWEET 16th Birthday!!!!!! Oh the Heavens are rejoicing!!! For God's miracles NEVER CEASE!!! Can't wait to see your sons HOME :) Praying it will be soon!

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  7. I am so very happy for you and your family. I know how it feels while you wait. You wait on a child that has been growing in your heart. You wait for a chance to finally have them home to be one family. I will keep you and your family in our prayers. Adoption is very special, and it takes special people to adopt. You are a very special person that God has ask to bring these boys into your home and make part of your family. We also have a blog if you would like to view it. www.chloesadoption.blogspot.com If you go to the right and click on March 2008 you will see the day we received Chloe and it was a day we will never forget. Words can never explain how you feel that day.
    Love
    Elizabeth King

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  8. Happy Birthday Davids!!!

    Keeping your family in our prayers and hoping you get to travel soon.

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  9. You and your sweet family are in my prayers. God has blessed you and Davids and Peter. Can't wait to see your family pictures posted when you are all together!

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  10. I think about your family and pray for you every day. What an incredible experience for Davids...to be loved on by his very own family for his birthday...the birthday he had dreaded.

    Your blog is such a blessing...than you for this ministry.

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  11. Happy Birthday to a very special boy! I am so glad he got to truly celebrate knowing he is getting the gift of a family that he always wanted.

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  12. Praising God and also praying for your health (smile). We have seven and one just came down with a virus (uh oh...and the dominos fall...lol). Thank you for sharing your journey with us. It is so encouraging as we seek God and His will for a little special needs girl (whose file we are viewing)...with no funds as of yet. You have reminded me what I keep on reminding others. God will provide. Thank you....

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  13. Happy Birthday Davids!!!! What a wonderful day for him.

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  14. I'm pretty sure that your call sealed this birthday as the SWEETEST one ever for Davids!

    Blessings!
    Tanya

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  15. Happy Birthday Davids!!! I'm sure Peter and Davids will have a very special bond with them both being from Latvia and speaking the same language. Will you be able to make one trip to pick up both of them, or will you have to make two trips?

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  16. Happy Birthday, Davids! Thank you for all the wonderful updates and for sharing your journey with us!

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  17. Praise GOD and happy birthday Davids!!!

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  18. Happy Birthday Davids!!! What a blessing you have been to SO MANY around the world! The Lord has an awesome plan for you and your family.

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  19. Happy Birthday Davids! Sending love from Montrose Colorado

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  20. Dear Penny...I've been wanting to get a comment sent over to you, but it's been a bit crazy here as we are also in the process of adopting again (our 5th child, 2nd adoption). First..Happy Birthday Davids!! What a special young man you've been given to parent!

    I just had to tell you how amazingly blessed we were to here the Lord's answer to our prayers for Davids, too. I had received an email about him and then another and another and finally had a chance to sit down and begin reading about this special boy. My husband and I sat and cried reading about his heart and desire for a family and how it was affecting him so knowing he was aging out. As we both looked at his picture and then called our daughter in to look, too, we all said that he looked identical to our oldest son (now 24 yrs) at that age. Though we are already in the process of adopting our son from China, we said we would call if no one came forward. We had no idea if it was even possible, but his heart and his face were too identical to our family that we could not let him be forgotten. So, to say we were thrilled to hear that a family already in process in his country was adopting him...well you know!!

    We are thrilled for your whole family and for Davids!!

    Hugs~~Anita...you can check out my blog post about him a couple of weeks ago now. :)

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  21. So glad I found your blog!!! I am so overjoyed for Davids and your family. Thank you for being open to Gods heart and voice! You are a beautiful example. Angel

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  22. Happy Birthday Davids!! What a beautiful inspiration your family's YES is to me!

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  23. So happy this birthday was a happy one for Davids. I know he had been dreading, but God turned Davids worries into songs of joy! God is good at doing that!!! I am so thrilled for Davids, for Peter, and for your family! What an amazing God we serve!

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