Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sing With Us...

... Happy Birthday dear Liam, Happy Birthday to YOU!

I remember the day you came to live with us like it was yesterday! You were only 9 months old and desperately needed a secure and stable environment for a while. The foster home you had been living in was not suitable at all. Even though you had lived there over four months, you could not crawl, sit up, or stand and you were only making one real sound.

Within a WEEK of being in our home, you were on the go!

Nothing was stopping you and you grew and flourished!

We just love your laugh and giggle!

You love being around family, and have such a warm heart for hugs and snuggles.

May 28, 2009
We were blessed to have you as a part of our FOREVER family!

Your eyelashes get comments and compliments EVERYWHERE we go!

One of your very favorite things to do is dress up...
you wore these glasses most of our summer that year...

You especially love superheroes!

And you continued to grow and inspire us to be all that we can be!

Love you buddy! Can't believe you're FIVE today! Happy Birthday!


Kathy C. said...

He is adorable. It's sad when foster homes don't nurture the children they have. I miss fostering. We are too full right now.

Rachel said...

What a little doll. Lucky he found you, lucky you found him.

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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