Sunday, August 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Zahra Reign!!!!!

It makes me all teary to write this post. Today is Zahra's first celebrated birthday ever. She had no idea what it meant to have a Birthday Party prior to coming home and seeing her friends and siblings have parties. She's ALL about it now!

Today is bittersweet for me. I can't help but think of little Z's first family and how they might be feeling. The pain of not having Zahra there with them. I wonder what they are thinking. Do they wonder if she's okay? Is she happy. I wish I could just pick up the phone and tell them she's doing fantastic, we talk of them often, how she loves her babies, her room, she can swim and ride a bike. How much she is loved and adored and how nothing will ever replace them.

We celebrated last night as a family. David made some AMAZING stuffed chicken, we swam, and watched "old" (as in we feel old watching movies that were new when we were kids) movies and eating strawberry short cake. Life has been so crazy we've postponed her party until early September. Today we're celebrating with Daddy's famous homemade breakfast, presents, and more pool time. I can't wait to post the pictures of what her siblings got her!

Looking back through pictures I'm amazed at how much this little girl has changed.

One of the first pictures we ever saw of Zahra.
Today we celebrate Zahra Belaynesh Reign turning 5!
Look what came in the mail!!

Thank you Auntie Sarah for my beautiful quilt! I LOVE IT!

Its so cuddly!


Wife said...

I LOVE the photo of you two. You are both stunning :)!

Connie said...

Happy birthday Zarah!!!!

Matt and Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Zarah! She is beautiful! :)