We had the hardest time deciding what to get him since he got soooo much for Christmas. Finally we decided he needed a train, I don't think we could have come up with a better gift.
My father-in-law also made a really cool video for us of pictures of Jaxson from when he was in the orphanage, us leaving for China, us coming home with him and then some pictures after being home. That was a pretty cool gift.
It's kinda funny to think that we have two 3 year olds now and they're not twins even though sometimes I wonder if they really are.
Now I have 2 precious little angels to wish Happy Birthday to. I have to tell you a little story behind them. Our friends Tony and Rett had been on a very long waiting list for China. One day in December of 2005 soon after they had started their adoption journey God told me to have a friend draw a picture for Rett of Christ's hands holding a baby, God showed me very clearly what the picture was to look like. I called my friend and ask her and she told me it would be the first week of January before she could do it. When she drew the picture it was EXACTLY what God had shown me. Rett also has a word that meant a lot to her and that word was Kiros which means "in God's time" and so I had my friend add that to the picture. OK, I will finish this in a little bit.
Now it was June 2007 and I found Jaxson's little precious face on the internet. We were just praying for a family for him because we were not in a position to adopt him. Well, I have this sneaky little friend named Rett who was praying that God would have us adopt (I'm really glad she did). God used Rett in July to push us to realize that Jaxson was our son. I was so very excited but at the same time very sad that Rett who had been waiting a very, very long time for a referral was praying for us to start the adoption of Jaxson and she still had no idea how long it would be until she saw the face of her baby.
In August 2007 Tony and Rett finally got the referral of their baby but it wasn't one it was 2 babies. Rett was showing me their file and I looked at their birthday and it was January 2, 2006. I about fell to the floor because that was Jaxson's birthday. God brought all 3 of our children into the world on the very same day on the other side of the world.
Rett called me a couple of months ago and said "Sarah, you are not going to believe this". Rett said she has had that picture hanging in her hallway every since I gave it to her and looks at it several times a day. One day a couple months ago she for some reason stopped and really looked at the picture. The date on that picture was January 2006. That picture was drawn the same week all 3 of our babies were born. Isn't God amazing?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Abby and Laney!!!