Monday, March 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Alexsey!

This month Alexsey will celebrate his 4th birthday! How I wish we could be there with him to help him blow out the candles on the his birthday cake. Oh wait! He probably won't have any birthday candles, nor will he have a cake. My heart aches for him and all of the other children who will have yet another birthday that goes unnoticed. This is the case for most children in orphanages.

But the bright side is that, God is good! And hopefully this means that this will be Alexsey's last birthday without a birthday cake and candles. This will be the last time that his life isn't celebrated when it is his birthday! Heck, we will celebrate each and everyday once he is home!

And to think that all of you will be able to celebrate with us through blogland! I can't wait to see his adorable smile as he enjoys his first bite of real birthday cake and opens his first present!

And we are one step closer! Today I found out that our adoption petition was submitted at the SDA! Wooo-hooo!

And Alexsey's adoption fund has $295 more dollars today! So much to praise! So much to be thankful for! Our tax-return was processed and deposited into our bank account the other day and now we know that we can count on that money too!

God is so good. All of you who continue to email me and leave me comments play such a vital role in Alexsey's adoption. You are all such an encouragement.... especially when we hit an obstacle! Thank you so much!

You are a blessing to me and to my whole family!

20 comments:

Chelley said...

Lets hope that it wont be long before you can kiss and cuddle Alexsry! And I pray that this is the last birthday without his forever family

Kathy said...

Happy birthday big boy!

Debbie said...

Happy birthday, Aleksey! :-) Can't wait to see pictures of him with you!

What is an adoption petition? I wonder if we need to submit one for the girls. I know we'll be writing a letter, but I don't know what it's called.

Amy said...

Hi Christine!
I made the new adoption blog public.
http://www.bringinghomesergey.blogspot.com

I have been really bummed due to the whole financing issue.. its been hard watching the stock market fall! I'm not sure how we're going to pull this adoption off - but I am trying to remain hopeful!!
I am so happy that everything with Alexsey is moving forward... i hope that shortly we will be able to say the same!
God Bless you and yours! Hugs!

Tiger & Kar said...

Happy Birthday sweet Alexsey! I cannot wait for you to come home to celebrate each and every day with your new family!

Hugs,
Karyn

The Monroe 6 said...

Christine,
Thank you so much for letting all of us follow your journey to Alexsey.
I can feel my excitement build as I read your posts, I can not even imagine how you must feel!!
My heart breaks for all of the kids in orphanages whom have no one to kiss them goodnight. Praise God that Alexsey will soon have such a loving family to smooch on him constantly! I mean look at Dennis for Pete's sake! He is the most loved child around and has grown like a weed!! If only all kids could feel that love.
Thank you so much for all YOU do to help the orphans of the world.
~amy

Leslie said...

Happy birthday, Alexsey! We are blessed to watch God work through this process. Thank you for sharing with all of us, Christine!

Thankful Paul said...

Hello! :)

Mellimaus said...

I can't wait to see Alexsey when you bring him home...I hope he still has a good Birthday! :)

That's great that you've gotten so much raised! :)

Tina in CT said...

I look forward to seeing your posts when you get to bring Alexsey home to be loved by the entire family. Next year his 5th birthday will be such a celebration.

Jill said...

This will be his last birthday without you. What a wonderful adoption this will be. Congratulations! He's precious!

Peta said...

Happy Birthday Alexsey. After this month he shall have no more birthdays without his loving family around him..that is something to thank God for, I think.

Jo said...

Happy Birthday to your boy, and I am praying that he will be home soon, in your arms where he belongs!

The Dulls said...

Your already submitted!! WOW, the Lord is working so quickly, praise Him!

Carey and Norman said...

Happy Birthday Alexsey! Looking forward to next year when we can see pictures of him blowing out his candles!

Amy said...

Hi Christine...
The blog is open (I hit something twice last night!!:)
http://www.bringinghomesergey.blogspot.com

Kristen said...

Awww, Happy Birthday, Alexey! We have two birthdays in our house this month and I was thinking about Alexey's bd as I was frosting Annabeth's cake this morning. It's nice to know that next year he'll have candles to blow out, too!

FayeJ said...

Got my wash cloths today in the mail! Very well made.

THanks!

JKI said...

Happy Birthday Aleksey! I was so dreading this day before and so happy now! :)

Kelly S

ps- We love the scarf, we will try to get pictures soon.

Rachel E. said...

I got my package yesterday and LOVE the bibs and the scarf. Julia is so talented! I took a video of the baby I nanny for wearing the bib and will post it up on my blog soon.