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