Friday, October 19, 2007

Happy Birthday, Lexi

Today is Lexi's 19th birthday. Happy Birthday, Lexi! This other pic is of Bri, who lives with her. We have taken on Bri as our own. She and Lexi took to each other right away, and the kids all took to Bri, and we all took to Bri - she's wonderful.

I cannot believe my Lexi is 19 today. Look at that face. Pure sweetness and joy. I can't believe I have a child that is 19 years old; it doesn't seem right. She doesn't look 19 or certainly seem 19. That must be why. Hey, I. don't. LOOK. like I have a child that age, ahem. do I? anyway,

I cannot wait to celebrate her birthday with her.

Special Child
by Sharon Harris
You weren't like other children,
And God was well aware,
You'd need a caring family,
With love enough to share.
And so He sent you to us,
And much to our surprise,
You haven't been a challenge,
But a blessing in disguise.
Your winning smiles and laughter,
The pleasures you impart,
Far outweigh your special needs,
And melt the coldest heart.
We're proud that we've been chosen,
To help you learn and grow,
The joy that you have brought us,
Is more than you can know.
A precious gift from Heaven,
A treasure from above,
A child who's taught us many things,
But most of all - "Real Love."
Wishing you all a painfree and safe weekend


Jeff said...

Aww, what a sweetie! Happy Birthday Lexi!

And what a blessing in Bri huh? That's so great that she came along.

Joanna said...

What a beautiful girl... happy birthday to Lexi!
One of my new autistic adult friends who I work with is celebrating her birthday next week, and I can't wait to celebrate with her :-) Being able to share in their joys is so awesome. Bri sounds great!

Terri said...

Happy Birthday Lexi!!

deborah said...

You guys are awesome! Thank you. We had a great day. She is a trip!