Monday, September 24, 2007

The Party

Sunday we celebrated Michael's fifth birthday with family and friends. Not only was it his birthday, but it was exactly one year to the day that we landed in Louisville,KY after receiving him in China. We were greeted there by many of the same people who attended his birthday party.

It was a great day, and Mickey and I were just so blessed by those who made this a priority in their day. Tables were filled with people eating, chatting and enjoying one another's company. A high point for Michael was when Kailyn arrived. He has missed her since they moved and he couldn't wait to run over to the car to greet her. They ran around together all day long.

When we finally sat down last night I had the opportunity to think over the day. I couldn't help but think that this will be what heaven will be like. Family and friends, brothers and sisters in Christ, gathered around the banquet table, anticipating what is to come. Excited about the gift we have received. A celebration to end all celebrations... or should I say to BEGIN all celebrations???!!!!! And like Michael... I believe that Christ will run to us, excited to greet us, eager for the fun to begin. Sounds great doesn't it?


Rebecca Jo said...

Oh - what a visual that is!! Cant wait!

If we all have the smiles on our faces that Michael had all day - we will be some happy campers! Thanks for letting celebrate with you!

Mike said...

I enjoyed myself, as always when I come to your house, and felt privledged to be invited to Michael's party. Looking forward to watching him grow over the years.

BTW, thanks for the beans mom lol.

Kim said...

Absolutely precious!