July 1st, 2001 & July 1, 2009
Judson & Tessa share a birthday!
On this day Judson opened my eyes and heart as a mother. I became a mother and my life was forever changed. I never knew I could love like this. Happy Birthday my sweet boy, I love you more than words can say.
A world away our sweet girl was born in Hosanna, Ethiopia. Of course, we didn't know it, but she had been born in our hearts long before. We knew our daughter was on her way to us, but didn't know how or when it would be. Tessa entered the world and made her journey to our family. Happy Birthday sweet girl. You are a dream, you are a joy. I am forever grateful that God brought you into our family and that I am your Mama forever. I love you forever.
With Tessa's birthday, I am thinking so much of Tessa's first family. I send love and gratitude out to Tessa's first family for giving her life and bringing her into this world. How I wish I could share with them how loved, how safe & healthy, and how happy she is....(I suppose that is why I share it with you. To send it out into the world.) How I wish I could give them that peace.
And now for birthday photos of the birthday girl in her birthday tutu. I couldn't help it...
Brace yourself for tutu crazy cuteness!