Friday, September 05, 2008

The Sweetest 16

Here it is~ September 5, 2008. For a very long time it has been a date that caused fear, but today it is a day to celebrate! Today is our very sweet Jacques' 16th birthday. It is the day that we need to be in certain stages of the adoption by in order to be able to bring our son home one day. I'm thrilled to share that ALL of the requirements that needed to be done by his 16th birthday have been done and it is looking very good that one day we will be bringing him home forever.

Happy Birthday our very precious son! We are praying that God will bless you a little extra in Haiti today and it will be a very special day for you. We will be celebrating in America too and thanking God for creating you, and even more so that he would allow us the honor of you being a member of our family. We wish we were there to hug you today!

As a gift to our dear son (and to us) could everyone reading this just take a moment and say a prayer for Jacques and the adoption process to bring him home? There are so many of Jacques' friends in Haiti that their 16th birthday is not a happy day for because it means the end of their chance to be adopted and go home to a family. Please also keep them in your prayers.

We will be celebrating as a family today and plan to spend time swimming, eating pizza, and gobbling down cake. Johnny's 8th birthday is in only 2 days so there will be a lot of cake in this house this weekend!


Salzwedel Family said...

Happy Birthday Jacques! Praise the Lord that all of the requirements have been met & that he will come home.

willowjade said...

Sending up prayers for the rest of the adoption process that Jacques can join the rest of his family soon, and praising God that requirements that needed to be met by this date have happened. What a happy day!! Just think, next year will be even happier!!

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday Jacques!!!!!!

The Haiti Lady said...

Blessings to Jacques....I am hopeful that this will be the last Bday he spend sinHaiti!
Love ya,

Amy said...

Great news that everything is in order! That deadline is stressful. What a blessing! Happy Birthday Jacques!