Family 2013

Family 2013
Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.

Monday, August 23, 2010


August 23-

Our sweet  Benji is spending HIS LAST birthday without a family, in an orphanage as a statistic :( :( one of the forgotten/hidden away in his birth country.  Here at home many miles away, his new reality is waiting for him. We will celebrate big time once he is home in our arms :) We love you sweetie. 

We have so many things to be thankful for. We cant forget that.



Jodi said...

If he only knew how sooooon his mommy was coming for him! I just can't wait to see him with you.

Happy Birthday sweet boy, and oh how your life is about to change :)

Gretchen said...

You better take a lot of video when you get that little guy... and sweet Taya. I miss him. I can't wait until he is with his family.

Lizzy said...

So excited for (and jealous of:)you! Benji is one of the cutest kids I've ever met! He's smart, imaginative, active but cuddly, loving, and VERY lovable. Florida for next vacation, Mom? :)

Tisha said...

He is adorable!!!! He seriously melts my heart. :)

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

Happy Birthday- knowing that soon your mommy will completely get to spoil you with love!!!!! Tears of joy for that day to come soon!!

Kelly said...

Hey Maria--how wonderful that for all the rest of his birthdays he will be with you, home!!! I still need your address.

Cathy said...

Happy birthday sweet boy from us.

Sylvia said...

Happy birthday little one! It woun't be long until you can scoop him up :)

We are new to blogging...hope you will be a follower :)

JennyH said...

I have been watching Benji for a long time. There was a picture of him that reminded me of my son. I think it was the blonde hair and the red shirt. He is so adorable. So glad this is his last birthday alone.

August 23 is a good day... my youngest was also born on that day!

Lacey said...

Do you have your airfare yet? I know our appointments are on the same day,and I wonder if maybe we'll be flying out together. We leave from Chicago on the 25th at I think 5:30 or something like that. With Luftansa

"...Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls knows that we know, and holds us responsible to ACT..." Proverbs 24:12

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:27
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -(Mahatma Gandhi)