Happy Birthday to you my sweet boy. I can’t believe how much you have grown and developed and changed since we first saw your sad face as a 4 month old. How are you already two? You are our joy, Camp. You made me a mama before we even saw your face. The hope of getting to finally be someones mama, brought me so much life and hope in those long months of waiting for you. So many people love you Camp, and have been a part of your story from the very beginning. You are our treasure, Gods precious precious gift to us. Some people might say you are so blessed or lucky to have us, but that’s not the full truth son. We are blessed to have you, and to be your mom and dad. My heart breaks for your birth mom today, wondering if she even knows that you are alive. If she only knew how smart you are, and how much you are thriving at home and at “school”. I pray that she knows in her heart that you are alive and deeply deeply loved.
You bring us such joy, Camp. You really are so inteligent [and I’m not just saying that because I’m your mom]. You love to learn, you study every single thing you touch, and reading is your favorite. You repeat every thing we say, and can almost count to 20. When I ask you where you are from, you say both “Ethiopia, Akka” and “Texas”. Right now, you are obsessed with HEB [our local grocery store]. When I picked you up from school last week, you introduced me to all of your little friends. You have a lot to put up with your very spirited sister, but you hold your own. I’m thankful God made you exactly how and who you are. You are beautiful and deeply loved my son.
Happy 2nd birthday!
love, mom + dad