Thursday, February 19, 2009

Happy First Birthday Juliana!

A year ago we were praying for a child we had not yet met. We had already been waiting two years for the child chosen for us, and at times it seemed that day might never come. Around this day last year we lit a special candle to pray for those who would have a hand in the early months of the child we already loved, even though we had never seen her face. Little did we know she was born at that time.

It is hard to imagine a year has passed since those days of prayer. Even though we have only been with Juliana for two months, it seems she has always been a special part of our family. She is a joy to her parents, adored by her sisters, and doted on by countless friends and family. I am so thankful that we are together to share these special moments of her life. How blessed our family is to have this newest addition! I am so grateful for Juliana.

The celebration of Juliana's first birthday is to me a celebration of life. When I see the joy this little child has brought to all those who meet her, I am reminded of the beauty and precious nature of every life. I am so incredibly thankful she was given that gift.

UPDATE: She liked her cake!


Unknown said...

Happy Birthday! What a great picture! They are such blessings, aren't they?

Laura said...

She is a doll.
I want to pick her up and hug her.

Kim H. said...

Happy Birthday little, adorable, cupcake, muffin, want to eat-her-up, baby princess!!

And the cake face is TOO MUCH!

I hope you're on the mend and feeling better by now.

Regina said...

happy birthday cutie!