If you read this blog, we invited you to join us in celebration of Elijah's 5th birthday. The party was Saturday and more than 80 of you joined us to wish Eli the most special birthday wishes ever. Thank you to those of you who took your time to attend...it means a lot to us. To those of you who couldn't make it, we know you were here in spirit and heart.
I rarely think about the night Eli was born. That night and the days that followed are not pleasant memories for me. In fact, I cannot think of much during that time to make me smile. Yes, I was introduced in a profound way to the kindness of friends, family and strangers, but the uncertainty around Elijah overshadowed everything during that time.
I wanted to celebrate Eli's fifth birthday to overshadow the holiday of 2006. For now on, I'm going to remember the look on Eli's face as 80 people sang a hearty Happy Birthday to him. He loved every minute of it.
Did you notice in these photos how Sophia is always right at Eli's side making sure he has what he needs. She is his biggest fan and the best big sister anyone ever could have.
Thank you everyone!
P.S. Eli starts full-time public school tomorrow at Holmes Park. Pray for him as he makes this transition from the safe place that is the Little Light House to a little more unknown situation. He is ready. Holmes Park is ready. Am I ready? :)