We had just missed this special day last year.
The birthday when you turned eight.
This year though, we celebrated this day with you!
Yes, you turned nine this year,
and we all loved singing happy birthday to you,
and being silly,
and watching you open your gifts...
But, I am celebrating your FIRST birthday home. The first year you have a family to sing the birthday song
to you; the first year that your mommy got to make a cake for you; the first time that we got to see you laugh and blow out your candles; ...
this is the first year for me -
to celebrate the little boy who was born 9 years ago, in another country to another woman;
and to remember with thankfulness the circumstance orchestrated by The Almighty that brought my son to me.
Happy First Birthday Home Clive Charles. I am so glad that the LORD gave you to me,
I love you,