Happy Birthday, 3T!

Today is 3T’s birthday, he turns 6 over in Ethiopia.

Last night I kept dreaming about him and his little brother, B. About the call when our court date is assigned, the call we’ll get when we first pass court. The call to announce our travel date. The last few days as a family of five. Then the moment we touch down in Ethiopia.

Needless to say, I hardly slept.

Today was the first day that I really wished we were over there. Wished we were there with our mother/father pride smiles on. Singing the loudest as they sing to him on his birthday. Though birthdays are not as big of a deal in Ethiopia as they are here, we were told they celebrate the kids in care. And so I picture his huge smile as they chant his name.

I whispered to Zach today in church, “Wish we were in Ethiopia right now.”

He counted on his hand, “At least 6 more months, honey.”

“Yup”, I say, “this will be a loooong 6 months for you.” 🙂

Happy Birthday, 3T. Your brothers and sister are so very excited for next year when they can sing at the top of their lungs and watch you blow out your candles!

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