Psalm 127:3-5

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth.

Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!"

Psalm 127:3-5

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Happy 8th Birthday, Dusty!

A birthday breakfast always comes with a candle and a song.  
Dusty would rather it just came with a fork into his mouth!

The guys!

After breakfast we went to Sunday school and Church.  I held Dusty during the entire service which was a special treat for me!  The pastor announced a prayer request to thank God for Dusty celebrating his 8th birthday.  Everyone clapped, which brought this Momma to tears!  

HAPPY 8th Birthday!

 Then after lunch there were more candles and singing at Grandma and Papa's house!

Dusty had three helpers to blow out the candles for him!
 Sonya was happy to help EAT the cake!

While we were cleaning up and getting ready for opening cards and gifts Dusty was thinking about MORE cake!  He doesn't talk yet but if he did here is what I think he would be saying...

'Anybody looking?'

'If I pull on the tablecloth it brings the CAKE closer...'

'and closer...'

'and closer!'

'Someone is coming!'

'Act cool, Sonya!'

'If we score the cake I'll share with you!'

Hee, hee, hee. Hi Momma! I just love the cake Grandma made for my birthday.  
Can Sonya and I have another piece?

Sonya loves her brother - especially when he shares cake! 

Sonya and Dusty both got another piece of cake.  
(We need to remember to hold FOOD behind the camera so he will look there!)

Then Dusty's helpers were ready to help open cards and gifts for him.

The toys had to pass the taste test!

For Dusty, a perfect day includes a bath!


Every day ends with kisses...

and hugs for our precious Dusty! 
We thank God for the blessing HE is to our family!

Last year on Dusty's birthday we asked you to PRAY, DONATE, and 
 SHARE this picture to help a little lonely fireflyBrent, find his Forever Family.

We have FANTASTIC news!  Our Mighty God has answered our prayers! 

He has a Momma to give him hugs... 

and a Daddy who kisses him good night! 

His NEW name is Isaac!

Isaac has lots of older brothers and sisters to show him what it means to be CHOSEN!

Isaac also has a baby sister who has already taught him to dance!

Doing the HAPPY DANCE myself and praising God tonight for SO MANY BLESSINGS!


  1. Looking so grown up! Happy Birthday Mr. Dusty! :)

    So wonderful Isaac is home now!!!!

  2. Happy birthday sweet Dusty! Still cracking up over him pulling the cake closer and closer. Oh my he and Sonya just get cuter and cuter. ♥ So thankful they are home with you!
    Thrilled for Isaac, I didn't know he was already home! So awesome!

  3. It is so nice to read a happy update. I remember "watching" them come home and now every birthday is a celebration!