Friday, January 2, 2009

Jaxson's Birthday Party

To start off first I will share a picture from his birthday party last year. I tell you that was such a hard day for me because I just wanted him in my arms so bad. All I had was pictures of him, I didn't know if he was hungry, cold, or if anyone was celebrating his special day with him. My heart just ached to hold him so very much. We decided we were going to celebrate his birthday even though he wasn't home yet because we wanted him to always know how much we loved him even before he was "officially ours". We bought him a cake and our families went out to a local Chinese restaurant. I had to put his picture next to the cake because I needed him as close to us as possible.
OK, now for this year. We have our precious baby (OK maybe not baby but to me he's my baby). Jaxson was so excited all day and couldn't wait for his party tonight.
When I showed him his cake he was SUPER excited and wanted to dig in right then but I made him wait.
It was so much fun to watch him when we brought him the cake with the candles and then to watch him blow them out.
I think he liked his cake.
With Christmas and now birthday right after Christmas this boy is not going to know what to do when he doesn't get presents for a very, very long time now.

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!!!


Mom Of Many said...

WHat an amazing story!! God is so into the details - it is just so exciting to see the hand of our Miracle-working, Mountain-Moving, Awe-Inspiring, Gasp-Giving God!! Yippee Jesus!!

Your Jaxson is absolutely precious!! His smile lights a room - how blessed you are!!

Much love,

Tony and Rett said...'re making me cry.

We're SO stinkin' blessed with our beautiful babies! I'm SO thankful they live close together! And I'm SO thankful that I have a friend like you. You see my craziness and love me anyway! You also humor me when I pray for you (be afraid!) and when I think crazy thoughts. Thank you friend!

Happy Birthday Jaxson!