Today Nate turns two. This time last year we just knew he'd be home with us by now and that we'd be celebrating. But, instead,. he is still a world away in the orphanage waiting with his other brothers and sisters to come home. My only solace right now is that one mom is still in Vietnam and will give him some extra love and attention - not that he knows the difference in today's date versus any other, but it makes me feel better.
My birthday present to him is to continue working on bringing him home. Just in the last two days some amazing things have started happening. We now have several influential people, even Congressmen, who are getting involved in our situation. Thanks so much to everyone who has made a phone call or sent an email. It is making a huge difference! And, thank you to my dear family and friends who called or emailed to make sure that we're doing OK today. It's not been easy, but I am hopeful that something positive is on the horizon.
Please pray, pray, pray that we can bring our boy home soon! If you have any interest in crying your eyes out, you can watch this precious video of one of our dear moms still in Vietnam who sang Happy Birthday to him. Ripped my heart out, but you can tell what a sweet boy he is: