Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Jackson's Birthday Pics

We recently sent a birthday package to Jackson and finally have the promised pictures!  I can not wait to hold him in my arms and cuddle him close!  He is so incredibly precious!

We also received a short video which I am unable to post at this time.  In the video Jackson is fascinated by the's truly amazing!  It is closed when it first gets lit and then flings open and lights an entire circle of candles.  Jackson is also a little unsure of this candle and gently reaches over and touches his care giver's arm for reassurance.  It is a very touching gesture and rips at my heart for I know how much he is loved...and how much he will grieve.


Carla said...

Such precious photos! I can only imagine how much you wish you could be there to celebrate his birthday with him. Last birthday without his mama. Those China cakes are fabulous!

Chantel Klassen said...

While it is really too bad you missed his birthday, I'm still really excited that you got these photos (and that you shared them with us)! He is adorable!!

Also, could you send me your flight info for when you return to China? I want to make sure I'm at the airport!

Patrick and Christina said...

He looks so pleased with the cake/candle! It is awesome to make that first connection. He knows something amazing is coming his way!

Marie, I know how hard it is to look at these pictures and just want to go swoop him up and love him....I really, really know! The waiting last time nearly drove me crazy... And you are so right there will be challenges for him if he is in a place where he is loved. It may be a hard homecoming. BUT God is in charge of all of this and he will give you everything you need to face those challenges and God's AMAZING work in your life right now is testament to that.

Let us know too your travel plans as we want to pray for you while you are gone!

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Paige said...

We always bring a few of those special candles home for the littles birthdays! He is so cute and it won't be much longer now!

Marie said...

Thanks ladies! We are sure needing that prayer and are feeling it!