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The miracle is a beautiful image of Ephesians 3:20--more than I can ask or imagine. Every day is a miracle. Every moment is a miracle. Specifically for our family, the miracle of more is our family growing in ways I would never have imagined when we first committed to adoption 8 years ago. But, the greatest miracle is the change in ME!

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Ellie

Today is Ellie's birthday. I couldn't help today thinking of her second birthday, when she was in China. We were blessed to be able to send her gifts, and more blessed to receive photos of her wearing the outfit Josie-Tatum picked out for her and opening her new tea set.


The next year we were able to celebrate with her!


Tonight, we will have our family celebration. For the first time, she will have two friends spend the night with her. I hope to post photos of our evening before I go to bed. Until then......

Would you like to leave her a birthday message? I'll read them to her tonight when we have our cake.

12 comments:

Scrappy quilter said...

Happy birthday precious girl. What a cutie!!

Kim K. said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Ellie! I hope you have a splendid time with your family and friends.

Suzy said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fantastic day and enjoy your sleepover!

Suzy & Lydia

Stirm Family said...

Happy Birthday Ellie!!! I hope you have a wonderful day.

Kathleen said...

Happy Birthday Ellie!!! We hope your day is full of joy and happiness!
Kathleen

lyndastrite said...

Ellie - We hope your birthday is very special for you!

We have some things that are the same, because our oldest girl is from Gaoming like Josie-Tatum and our youngest girl is named Ellie, and she has spina bifida too.

But only you are the very special YOU! We hope your birthday is extra special too. (Because this year YOU will be the BIG sis. :O)

Happy Birthday - the Strite family

hollym. said...

Happy Birthday, sweet girl! Ellie, You are one of my littest HEROES!

Shelley said...

Happy Birthday, precious girl! I hope your birthday was full of happiness. The Mansfield Family

Anonymous said...

Happy Birtday Cutie Pie! Have a great day!
Joy
Mom of 2 Jewels from China

Sabrina said...

Happy Birthday, Ellie Bellie!! We love you!

Amy said...

I'm a little late but Ellie Bellie we love you. hope to visit soon and hope you had a great birthday!!
amy

God's Grace said...

Oh Darn Oh darn!!! I missed it! But I wish you a happy birthday in the wonderful tradition of the Fithian family...we celebrate all month long!!!! so in that case I'm right on time :) Love you sweetheart and you just keep on getting sweeter every year!!! Love Evan, Asher, and Evan and Asher's mommy and daddy!

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