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Bittersweet Birthday



Today is Wes's 5th birthday. The little girls wanted to make him a cake, and save him a piece. We made it, but will not save any. They have building up birthday excitement, as we have 3 birthdays in 10 days, then another 18 days later.
Our other family birthdays are in the winter- 3 within 2 months, plus Christmas. Now we joke that the next kiddo will have to have a spring or fall birthday, just so we can afford gifts=). Anyway, it will be a few more weeks before we are allowed to send Wes a package, and pictures of his new family. It would have been nice to get that to him on his birthday, but realistically, he probably does not even know it is his birthday. Many older orphans do no even know how old they are. In China, they also start counting your age on day 1 as 1 year. For example, Wes would be told he is 6 today, but is really 5. The littles and I hope to begin making a picture book for Wes in the next couple of weeks, they are always excited about little craft projects.
Happy Birthday sweet boy!

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