Today this totally awesome kid turns 6 years old!
I mean really? How cute is he?!? And yes, I know you can't end a sentence with a question mark and an exclamation point. It's fine.
But really I can't say enough about this amazing kid. He is a sweet, caring,obedient, funny, sword fighting, Captain America loving little boy. That has a tender heart for others and is going to be the best husband and daddy someday. From the day he was born he has been easy going and honestly a true joy to parent!
Can you tell I am crazy about him? So as you can imagine as I was buying his Avenger themed party supplies today I was also thanking God for the privilege to be this little boy's mommy.
But at the same time I was fighting back fierce heartache and tears. Because today is also the birthday of Jones #4. Our little girl in China. The little girl that will celebrate her 2nd birthday today in an orphanage. And while she will be with some great caregivers, she will not be with us. And while we are far enough in the process to know her name, birthday and have several pictures - we are not far enough to be able to send her a birthday present or pictures of her family who can't wait to celebrate all her birthdays with her.
So today is a day full of joy and heartache all at the same time and I am still learning how to sort through it all.