Monday, May 20, 2013

Happy Birthday Jacob

It's official -- we now have four teenagers in the home. Jacob turns the big 13 today. We are officially outnumbered by teens.

Thirteen years ago today a woman gave birth to a little boy. Halfway around the world, in a different country, a woman chose life for the child she was carrying. We don't know much about this woman  but we are forever grateful to her. Because of her choice, we are the proud parents of the most precious boy we could ever imagine.  Life - how often we overlook what it truly means.

It's been quite the year having Jacob in our family.  We have seen him grow in so many different areas.  He now knows how to add, subtract and multiply.  He is learning English at a remarkable rate and constantly brings laughter into the family as his vocabulary continues to grow.  Sometimes the things he says are SO funny! 

We continue to wait  for the day when we will stand in  front of a judge and declare publicly that we are blessed by Jacob being in our family. It seems like it has taken a long time.  For today, however, we will celebrate our son by eating Adobo tonight and opening gifts. Shh...don't tell ....Jacob's getting that fishing reel he has been eyeing for awhile.  

Happy Birthday Jacob...we love you so very much and are so thankful to the Lord for bringing you into our family.