Thursday, July 29, 2010

Aiden Siafa

My little Liberian son.  When we heard that a newborn boy was in need of a family, we emailed immediately asking to be your family.  Soon a picture of this adorable little baby filled my thoughts constantly.  

Traveling to bring you home was such a wonderful experience since it was my second trip to Liberia and I was getting to see friends from the last trip.

Two surprises awaited us...
you were HUGE for an almost 5 month old baby.  In fact, I was “warned” before they brought you upstairs that you were one “big baby”.  As they handed you to me, I thought “Wow, he really is big!!!  I should have known this was just the beginning of your “bigness”. 

Second surprise, you had an older  sister who was in the orphanage and I was able to meet her.  Of course, after that meeting I knew that we would need a miracle so that we could bring her home and keep ya’ll together.  (And that’s another story, but yes, we got that miracle.)

And now, here you are-FOUR years old...hardly a baby anymore. 

At four, you amaze us with your strength, which seems subhuman at times.  You REALLY are one of the most muscular and strongest little boys we have ever seen.  But the beauty of you is all that HUGENESS is on the inside also.  You love large, you play large, you get angry large (we are working on LARGE training for this one), you laugh large and just enjoy life in your special way - WITH ALL YOU’VE GOT. 

I love you dearly my little man!!! And I am so glad that God gave you to me!!!

(P.S.- come back later family and friends-I have a little give away because I love you all). 


  1. He is certainly a handsome guy!!!!

  2. happy birthday, little "big" guy! :)) I pray you become a large lover of God at a young age and follow His heart!

  3. Sweet Aiden!! Ohhhh I can only imagine how you feel in love with him the first time you saw him - I was captured by him just a few weeks ago when I first met him face-to-face! A special boy that God will use him in a LARGE way!!!

  4. What a great shot and sweet post about your BIG LITTLE MAN!

    Love you - happy birthday to him!

  5. What a sweet post! Happy birthday! :-)

  6. Nice to meet you! I found you through Jill. You have a beautiful family. I will be following along.
    I just love this picture of your son. Happy Birthday, buddy!

  7. Oh my kids miss sweet Aiden :( They just have to have one as strong as him :)

  8. I LOVE the picture!! He's adorable. Happy Birthday to him.

    Btw, I haven't been around lately, so I was catching is comin', huh??? Yay!! lol =)


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