Noah was that sweet, innocent baby, whose entrance into this world has changed countless lives already.
When Noah was born, he was welcomed with tears, fear, heartache and a general consensus that he was worthless of life outside an orphanage.
Except God had a different plan for this boy and within the heartache and sadness of his birth that day, was hidden the beginning of a miracle.
Birthdays are a little different when you become a mother to a child through adoption.
I wasn't there when he took his first breath, I wasn't there to hold him as he entered the world,
I wasn't there to hug and kiss him and marvel at the miracle of life with him.
I only have a grainy picture of his early days
As I have thought about Noahs birth, and not having been there for it, I have had so many emotions......
but the greatest is gratitude.
Gratitude that his birth mother chose to give him life, that she chose to carry him and bring him into this world.
Gratitude that we get to be a part of his hidden miracle.
As we thought about how we could celebrate his birthday this year,
as it is also commemorating his first year home,
I just kept coming back to the simple truth that we have witnessed first hand this year,
that love is the greatest gift.
Of course it is fun to spoil him with birthday presents and celebrations that he deserves, and we will do that,
Lets celebrate Noah by changing another child's story.
Let's help another child just like Noah find their fairytale.
Starting today and running until midnight on June 5, we will be raising money for another child and I can't wait to share the miracle that is already weaving with that story!
Read about Noah Bear's birthday wish below and go to THIS link to donate and share.
If you have been touched by Noah's story, please read below and share. We would love your help to pay the miracle of love forward to another precious child.