Monday, February 18, 2008

Emma Hope's 5th Birthday

Our sweet Emma Hope will be 5 yrs old tomorrow! What a great day to celebrate her!

The irony in this is that her fifth birthday, about 3 weeks ago, was a dreaded date. It was to be her transfer date to an institution known as Torez. Instead of being moved, she will stay 10 more days in her current home then come home to be the eldest of 4 children. We are celebrating what God has done to bring us together and that her fifth birthday can be a day of great joy and rejoicing instead of heartache and sorrow.

I cannot help but think of little Sergey who was transferred to Torez in the summer and died in November. He was a healthy and happy little guy, but unfortunately the lifespan is not long there. As we celebrate the gift of life for Emma, say a little prayer for all those that cannot help themselves and are living out their days as we thought little Emma might. Also, consider a gift in her honor to one of the many waiting children found at www.reecesrainbow.com/giftoflife.htm

19 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Emma Hope. I know that your 5th year will be a new start for you and it will be the most joyful year ever.

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  2. Happy Birthday baby girl...your new Aunties just love you to pieces.

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  3. Happy Birthday sweet baby girl! We will see you soon!

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  4. Please give Emma Hope a hug from us. I am so glad this birthday turned in a very different direction than it was planned. If you guys weren't there she would have been transferred to the institution. God placed you in her path just in time.

    "Happy Birthday Emma"

    Love,
    Mom & Dad Cornish

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  5. Your difficult adoption is a "perfect" adoption in many ways!!
    This is one of those ways!!
    Happy birthday Emma, you have the best present ever!!
    Amy O.

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  6. Happy Birthday Emma Hope (what a perfect name)! May God bless you as you begin the life he always had planned!
    In Him,
    Val, Phil, Josh and Trisha

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  7. Happy Birthday! We're so glad that there is an end to your journey in sight. Maybe we'll pass each other again. I am returning to Ukraine, with my Dad this time on 2/24. I am very happy for you and all your family.

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  8. Crying now, from happiness and from pain. Happy Birthday sweet girl!

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  9. Praise God! Emma, you're five! And you'll have so many more birthdays because of the grace of God in bringing you into this incredible family. Lots to party about!
    Gina

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  10. Congratulations, and Happy Birthday, Emma! Since I saw that you were going to the Ukraine from the Downsyn.com site, I have been praying for the Lord to work all the details out for you! Praise God, for these answers. God bless you and we'll continue praying. ENJOY these new little ones, and I know you look forward to getting them home. Will be praying for their little hearts too, that they will get good "fixes" and will grow well. What a blessing for them, that God has given them a HOME. God bless you and your four children.
    Love,
    Lisa

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  11. Wow...what an awesome thing! Happy Birthday to you!

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  12. Happy birthday sweet Emma! May you have a wonderful life with your family, and all of lifes blessings on you all.

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  13. Happy Birthday Emma!!!
    What a lucky girl
    What a lucky family

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  14. wow, what an amazing story of God's saving grace. Happy birthday Emma! I'm so glad you have a Mommy and Daddy now, and I know they are thrilled to have a new little girl!

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  15. Happy Birthday Emma! What an amzing gift!

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  16. Grandmommy and Grand-daddy want you to know how nice it is to have a new granddaughter who is five. Happy Birthday. We can't wait to see her. We transferred command at the home front this morning and have everything fluffed out for Micah and Emma to come home. We even fluffed a little for Mike.:) Prayers for your safe keeping and his travels. God Bless.

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