Monday, March 29, 2010

S.S. #

Today we got Micah's social security number! I am so thankful that God worked this one out. I made a trip to our local office once and my husband went once. I was going to try to go out there again tomorrow if it did not come today. It feels so nice to have it. I did not worry about my other kids and their numbers, but Micah's case is a little different and I just want to make sure that everything is taken care of and made official. Now, we just sit back and wait for USCIS (immigration) to finalize his US Citizenship. We have been told that this process could take 12-18 months, so don't expect to hear that news anytime soon. :)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

"Micah Mouse!"

My little "Micah Mouse!" Such a cutie! The first thing he says every morning when he wakes up is, "Milk, cewal (cereal), Mickey!" He wants his milk, his Honeynut Cheerios, and his Mickey cartoons! So, it was not a tough decision when it came to choosing our party theme for his second birthday! His next favorite thing right now is chocowit! He asks for it all day long. So, dark chocolate cupcakes made the perfect birthday cake. All I heard all day long after I made the cupcakes in the morning was, "Mickey? Chocowit? Mine?"

This first year home, Micah has brought us so much joy! I cannot wait to see what this next year holds!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday, Micah!

Today my sweet boy turned 2 years old! We are going to have his party tomorrow so I will try to post pictures this weekend. Tonight, I could not help but smile as I tucked him into bed and listened to him singing Happy Birthday to himself. Of course his version is "happy tu tu" over and over again. :) I feel so, so blessed to be able to love this little man.

As I sat there by his bed, however, I could not help but think of Micah's birth mom tonight. We have a name, an age, a reason, and a court document with a fingerprint for a signature. Somewhere halfway across the world is a young woman just getting up as I am heading to bed and I wonder if today she was thinking about the little boy she gave birth to. Because she chose life for him, even though we are worlds apart in every way, we will always be tied together somehow through the life of this little boy. It's Micah's birthday, but I have been given a gift that I will cherish forever!