Meanwhile, it is Joseph's 7th birthday, today! Sadly, he's spending it shut away in isolation because he's still sick. Wendy and Jeff were not allowed to see him, again at all. You can't know how much it makes our hearts ache to wonder if we could have gotten there faster. The process is what it is, though and we just have to rest in God's perfect timing. Joseph has lived 7 years as an orphan and on Tuesday, he will be an orphan-no-more.
We couldn't make it in time for your birthday, Joseph, but you won't spend very many days of your 8th year without a forever family. We're praying, today, for your complete healing as a birthday gift that only our Heavenly Father can give you. Next year, Buddy, next year...just you wait! We're going to celebrate YOU!
You are not forgotten. God has always seen you and held you, so today, I rest in knowing that HE loves you more than I ever could.
Happy Birthday, beautiful boy!
We're coming as fast as we can...
Mom, Dad, Eli and Julie