Sunday, May 25, 2008

happy birthday to you...

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We have presents...

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We have cupcakes and wishes...

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The only thing missing is the birthday girl!

Last November when I received my referral, I started imaging what this day would be like.  Family and friends, presents and cake and nothing but joy!  Never did I think that you would still be sitting in an orphanage and I would be home with no idea if and when you will ever come home.  I knew I would miss a lot of your firsts, but missing your first birthday is beyond painful.  Sadie, know that you are always in my thoughts.  I will keep fighting to bring you home and when you do get home, we will celebrate all the milestones we have missed together. 

8 comments:

AllisonEvan said...

Happy 1st Birthday Sadie!
All us Fiedlers LOVE you and we said a special prayer for you today. We all have a good feeling that good news is just around the corner for you and your mommy.
We can't wait to celebrate soon and open presents!!

3continentfamily said...

Happy Birthday Sadie ;)
And to mommy- big hug. You *will* make up for all things missed when Sadie is home.

waitingforoursweetpea said...

Happy 1st Birthday Sadie!!!!! May you come home very, very soon.

The Gregs said...

Love to Sadie on her first birthday! This will be the year you come home.

Barry & Donna said...

Happy Birthday little Sadie!

James and Melissa said...

Happy birthday Sadie. I know exactly how you feel because we are more than likely going to miss our two baby boys' birthday. We are sad but we are going to do the same thing. We will celebrate the milestones when they are home. Hang in there!

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday, Sadie!

I just read your post - a few days late. Hugs and hugs and hugs to you. I understand how hard that must have been for you.

We are in the same boat this Saturday. I'm not sure what to do. Maybe I'll take your lead and at least get a cake and presents.

Never, never thought we would be at this milestone and not be together...

Sue and Mark said...

Happy Birthday, Sadie! and...lots of prayers and hugs for you, Mom!