Monday, September 22, 2008

What a difference.....

.... a week makes!!!! Last week at this time we were still trying to get the yard cleaned up after the big "wind event"... the kids were out of school and the world had been turned upside down.

Today... ahhhh... the peace and quiet of a nice fallish day!!! Have to love it!!!! Sitting here in a house that is quiet... Oscar the big yellow cat purring next to me... the sounds of the outside filtering in through open windows... kind of makes last week seem like a dream!!!

Yesterday was a little noisey... we celebrated Michael's birthday with a housefull of family and friends. He was so excited!!! He received so many nice gifts and well wishes... such an amazing difference for this little guy who spent his first four years in an orphanage! As everyone left he was already seated in front of Carly's personal DVD player checking out his new movies! And after school today I've already promised him that we can play Gator Golf!

On Saturday, as I put together his cake, he rarely left my side. He had been asking for a "Pablo" cake for weeks... and this is what I came up with. After the party, he had a new toy to play with. As I completed the cake I asked him if he liked it and he said "Perfect"... what more could a mom ask for?????
You know what I thought was perfect?? The number of people who came to help us celebrate! Our family and friends came and showered Michael with not just gifts, but with an amazing amount of love. God gave us this little guy and he is an awesome little boy... and he has not only changed out lives, but he has touched the lives of so many, which was very evident yesterday.
Thanks to all who came... and thanks to those that couldn't make it but sent a little something Michael's way. You made his day.... and ours!


Rebecca Jo said...

It was funny seeing the difference from Michael's personality in the year too! More open, not as shy, & definitely more that!!! It's been such a blessing watching him grow!!

A Momma in Waiting... said...

happy Birthday micheal!

Anonymous said...

Yay for Michael!!