a very special birthday

My sweet friend, Laine, and I go back a ways. Several years ago our families got the chance to meet up in person – it was as if we’d known each other forever. I just love them so very much.

And God used her family, and their story, in a big way on our journey to Esther.

When they brought home Kevin just over a year ago – a precious little boy with a very serious heart defect – well… Chris and I were just blown away. At their faith, their courage, their focus on following God instead of the ‘world’.

You see, Kevin’s special need was serious. So very serious that upon committing to bring him home from China, they did not even know if he would survive.

And today, there is some BIG partying going on. Kevin is doing so very well, and tomorrow will be turning 4 – praise God!

In honor of this special day, his lovin’ family is going to donate to a little boy in China who waits for his chance at life-saving heart surgery. $3, in fact, for EACH birthday wish left on this post.

To honor Kevin – and to celebrate his life.

And to honor those whose hearts were not healed this side of heaven – sweet Paul and our beloved Esther.

So get over there and leave a wish for the birthday boy, Kevin.

And you’ll be making a difference for some very special little ones.



  1. What a special gift! Kevin, I hope you have a very, very happy birthday!

  2. A big Happy Birthday to Kevin!!!!

  3. Lindsey says:

    Happy Birthday Kevin!

  4. Katy L. says:

    Happy Birthday Kevin!!! :)

  5. Wishing Kevin and his family the Happiest Birthday Ever!!!

  6. We love that family too! Already left my comment and am getting ready to spread the word…

  7. Mary DeGennaro says:

    I have a granddaughter that is about to turn 4 also! Such a wonderful age. I am wishing Kevin the happiest 4th Birthday ever!

  8. Happy Birthday Kevin!!!!

  9. machell says:

    Happy Birthday Kevin … I pray that you will have many, many more!!! PTL

  10. WOW! You have some generous friends! NICE! SWEET! I’m now speechless!
    Happy birthday to Kevin – enjoy your cake!

  11. special needs adoption is such a blessing. happy birthday kevin.

  12. toryjeff says:

    Happy Birthday and Blessings to Kevin!!!

  13. louise johnson says:

    Happy Birthday to Kevin – thinking of all the Heart babies who need healing and loving families x

  14. Happy Birthday, Kevin!

  15. Happy Birthday Kevin!!!

  16. Melissa says:

    Happy birthday Kevin

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