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
thankful to have such talented friends to help me capture these moments of camp over the past 1+ year. photos by Alison Holcomb, Katie Norris + Helen Byrd [and a few by yours truly]
Hey, I'm Wynne!
Hi, friend! First, I truly am so giddy that you are here. I want you to know I believe in you and all the ways you are growing towards living a more intentional life. I genuinely hope you are encouraged from our time together here.
A little about me, I’m a type 7 on the enneagram, a total extrovert + people lover, entrepreneur, connector, storyteller, people gatherer, and passionate wife, mama + friend. I feel most alive when I’m exploring new places and surrounded by people I love. Give me a day in the outdoors disconnected from wifi, and I am a happy girl. I run on oat milk lattes, Jesus, gratitude journaling and kitchen dance parties with my four kids.
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Happy Birthday little Camp!! What a sweet birthday letter to your darling boy. I love that you say you are lucky to have HIM 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful birthday together.
That was Beautiful Wynne. Thanks for sharing your story. I am happy I was able to meet you on your journey. I remember how Camp little hands were balled up in a tight fist as if he was so nervous. And I also remember the love you and your husband both had in your eyes and I knew he was in good hands and that you all would love him forever.
this is the best!!!!! i love you camp! you are the coolest little boy i know!
Happy birthday, Camp!
I love that you shared pictures of him through the last year. He has changed so much, but yet his eyes are still so deep and full of life and love. So glad that you blessed him and changed his life and that he is doing the same for yours.
Wynne. I will drive to your house to hold this boy and play with him. I am in LOVE. I love your big mama heart. Your babies will have scores of memories kept by a mama that loved them. Thank you for sharing the sweet stuff.