Sunday, July 19, 2009

Celebrating Silas

Today we had a little birthday celebration for Silas's 1st birthday. The girls picked out a Cars theme cake and Publix also made a mini cake for him to devour. It took him a while to figure out he could eat it but after spoon feeding him some frosting a few times, he was all in!

It is hard to believe how happy we felt as a family of 4 and now today as a family of 5 it's just absolutely amazing and more fun each day. Silas has brought so much joy to our lives the past week. The girls adore him and want to make him happy 24/7. He is going to be one spoiled little boy.

Out of all the millions of orphans in Ethiopia, God chose Silas for us and us for Silas. Our little angel boy. It is impossible to understand why so many have nothing and we have so much. I know God has a plan for the people of Ethiopia and for the millions of orphans. "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" - Jeremiah 29:11

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:27

God commands us to care for the orphans. There are so many....pray for them or better yet go adopt one or MORE! :) You will be forever blessed.