Monday, June 22, 2015

This Boy .. Happy 30th



It was November 1, 1985 when we met you for the first time.
You were just over 4 months old and weighed about 8 pounds
You were the cutest little 4 month old I had ever seen
Although you came to us as a foster child
I had no doubt that you would be ours forever ... someday


The social worker told us not to get our hopes up
Not to expect too much from you 
And to remember that the status of your future was up in the air
She told us you might be deaf, blind and paralyzed on one side
She told us that you may never walk or talk
And honestly they didn't even know if you would live very long
They really didn't know what your prognosis was at that point

We were soon to find out that your diagnosis was
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
With mild cerebral palsy and mental retardation
But I will tell you
That Never bothered us
We loved you from the moment we met you
And prayed everyday that we would get to keep you in our family

The next 2 years were filled with medical appointments
Therapy sessions and visit to your birth family
Lots of tears were shed and laughter was shared
You brought joy to everyone that met you

The day you turned 2 1/2 we walked into the 
Mono County Courthouse
And were so excited when Judge Roberts
Signed the papers to allow you to live with us 
from that day forward

There were many difficult days during those 2 1/2 years
But we believed it was God's plan for you to be with us
And we just trusted that HE would complete our family
And He Did!!



We have walked through our share of ups and downs
Fears and Joys have landed on our doorstep numerous times
But I would not want to change any of it for the world



Doctors can never predict what God has planned
Nobody can determine our future or the outcome of our lives
It is in God's hands to orchestrate our time here on earth
And I believe HE has done an amazing work in You

You make me laugh and cry
You challenge my faith
You open my eyes to see things in new ways
You tug on my heart strings
 Your smile melts my momma heart
 

Happy 30th Birthday
You are My Joy
 

16 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to your sweet son. So glad he thrived in your love.

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  2. Not only was you blessed to get him, he was blessed to become a part of your family.

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  3. Happy 30th Birthday to your dear son, who has brought so much to your family. God worked it all out, for the good of all of you and for His honor and glory. To Him be praise forever.

    Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

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  4. Happy Birthday to you wonderful son!!

    Thanks again for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  5. This post warms my heart.
    Debbie
    xo

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  6. Dear Cindy, I was just about to visit when your comment came through to me. We must have been thinking of each other at the same time. Happy Birthday to your dear son. It is amazing what GOD's love can do within our lives. What a darling baby pic growing into a fine young man. Your story is heart warming.
    Wishing your son an amazing 30th year ahead.
    Hugs and Blessings, cm

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  7. What an amazing testimony and light you are, Cindy, to have welcomed this little one with all of his potential problems as part of you family. This is exactly what Christ does for us. Exceptional post and happy birthday to your son!
    Mary Alice

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  8. This was a wonderful and special post today Cindy. The tears are rolling down my face as I read this. You are a true angel in Matthew's life. You gave him a wonderful place to thrive with life. You are a true testimony to how God works. Cindy your life has not been always smiles and good times but you have shown that you can find pure joy in what you have and it does not have to be perfect. Thank you for being the wonderful mom you are to Matthew. Happy Birthday Matthew.
    Kris

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  9. This is such a sweet post, Cindy!

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  10. Happy Birthday to your sweet, darling boy. I can tell he has a loving, sweet heart...and that makes him extra special! xo Diana

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  11. Happy Birthday to your son! He looks like he has a sweet and tender heart!

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  12. Oh, Cindy, what a beautiful story and a beautiful life. Many happy returns to your handsome son and tell him, I wish I had hair like him!! You all were very blessed..Happy Wednesday..Judy

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  13. He was certainly meant to come to your home Cindy. It's easy to see that you have been as big a blessing in his life that he has been in yours! Happy Birthday to him!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  14. What a sweet post! You were both blessed by God's plan to be there for each other.

    Hugs,
    Kat

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  15. Hi sweet friend, I loved reading this-I see God's Hand all over your relationship with your dear son. What a blessing for him and for all of you, to see the Lord's love poured out despite what the specialist said. So very touching.
    Hugs and Love,
    Noreen

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  16. Hi sweet friend, I loved reading this-I see God's Hand all over your relationship with your dear son. What a blessing for him and for all of you, to see the Lord's love poured out despite what the specialist said. So very touching.
    Hugs and Love,
    Noreen

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Hi Friend, I read and cherish every single comment you leave! You bring Joy to my heart! Blessings, Cindy