Saturday, December 3, 2011

Happy Birthday Silas!!!! 12 Days of Christmas Continues!

This is one of the first pictures we ever saw of our sweet boy Silas. He was barely 3.
This was days after meeting and it captures so beautifully the bond God was forming between a father and a son. I love this picture for so many reasons.

My little man! Silas has always always been photogenic and he's always up for a pose. He's 4.5 here.

This picture captures so much. Crossing cultural bounds. Love wins.

Its hard to believe Silas turns SEVEN today! SEVEN. When did that happen?! The sweet, insecure, scared, high pitched screamer of a three year old boy we brought home almost four years ago has blossomed into a kind, loving, hilarious, well adjusted, secure, precious boy. Silas brings so much laughter to our home, a joy we would never know without him. He is confident and opinionated. He will talk your ear off and show you his gymnastic tricks shortly after your introduction. There is no greater joy then being Silas' mama. Son, I love you to the moon and back. Adopting you was the beginning of an incredible journey, you've taught me more about myself , my desperate need for the King, the beauty of His love for all of us. Watching you embrace life for what it is has taught me to be content in my circumstances and to cherish every moment. My prayer for you little man is that you would love Jesus more then anything in this world and that you would put Him first in EVERYTHING. I love you Silas.

With every adoption story there is always tragedy and heartbreak that goes with our greatest joy. I can't help but think of Silas' first mom on this day. The celebration of his birth. She loved him first, she chose LIFE for him, and she's given us the greatest honor to be his parents. We will never ever forget that.

AND the 12 Days of Christmas continues!!! Today we're offering ANY Ugandan beaded necklace of your choice for $15! TODAY ONLY! Until Midnight its on! Just specify in the notes what colors/style you'd like and I'll do my best! Paypal link to the right.

Here's just a few samples.
You can check out this link for more pictures.


Connie said...

Happy 7th birthday Silas from your buddy Paul and the rest of us!!! Erica, your comment about him showing off his gymnastics made me smile ~ oh so true! I love that boy of yours ;-)

Kim said...

He is such a cutie!! Happy Birthday!!