Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New Pics of Luke On His Birthday!!!!!!

Could you hear me squeal when I opened my inbox and found an email from Ann of Red Thread China at 11:00 p.m. Monday? She wanted to surprise me and let me know that not only did she have photos of Luke for us enjoying his birthday cake that we arranged for him through her, but that he got it on his actual birthday in his foster family's home!



And just look at that cake! Isn't it gorgeous? We all agreed here that we want a cake like that. It looks to have candy and fruit on top. I'm not sure what's in the pink tulip bowl, but I think it might have been ice cream inside it that was part of the decoration on top! Joy said she wants a cake like that when we go to China!



Those of you that stopped by and prayed when you read the previous post, THANK YOU! I appreciate those prayers so much! I appreciate Ann of Red Thread and I am thankful for the director of the orphanage that Luke is from for seeing that he received his cake on his birthday! I know she went the extra mile to do that!



These pictures put a huge smile on my face, to put it mildly! It's obvious to see that he is a very happy little boy; that he's well taken care of; that his foster family loves him very much; and that he loves to eat cake! (I think he loves to eat, period.)!



Ann also told us that his foster family are very nice people and that they love him very much! I knew it in my heart already, but to read that does this mama's heart a heap of good! :)



I can just about bet that he was taking care of some left over cake or icing off his arm in this pic! I love it....love those eyes!



And doesn't that look like a Burger King crown? They sure gave him a special day for his 2nd birthday and I'm beyond happy! :)

36 comments:

Parsley said...

I wish you could have been with him but these pics are a good way of capturing the moment.

Never So Simple said...

Tammy,

He is so cute and yes he looks very happy. Can you believe it's March already he will be here before you know it. All of your children have birthdays right together. I'm so happy for you all and for Luke.

Donna

Jody said...

Oh how sweet he is! I can imagine how this blessed your day!

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

Awh...how special is that?!!!
I love the pics...can't even begin to imagine how HAPPY ya were to open that email!
He's a sweet boy-Looks like he had a very, very HAPPY Birthday!

((hugs))

At Home With Amy said...

Just precious Tammy. Luke looks like a very happy little man. We are all so anxious for him to come home to you!
Hugs,
AMY

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Oh so enjoyed seeing Luke on his birthday.
I am praying~my goodness why does it take so long?
I hope he gets home soon.
He is just adorable!

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

How handsome he is and so happy. I am just as anxious as you for you to get him home. The pictures are priceless.

God Bless.

Maxine

Carmen C. said...

Oh my gosh is he SOOOoooo adorable! it sure looks like he was a little king for the day and that cake is wonderful:)

Julie said...

He is an absolute doll!! What a happy, happy child. I'm so glad you got to see him on his birthday--even through photos. Have a super day. Julie

Lynne said...

Wow Tammy!What a wonderful group of photos for your album.Did Luke love that cake or what?I love the last but one photo.He looks like he's just trying to decide which bit to have next! :)
It must be very comforting for you to know he is in good hands whilst you wait to go and fetch him home.
Have a great day!
♦Lynne♦

Wendi said...

What a precious gift! So happy that you were able to be a part of his second birthday. It may have only been though pictures, but it is still a wonderful thing.

Amy said...

Absolutely precious. What a gift, for both of you!

Wolfie said...

OMW... that last picture is soooooo precious. The smile on his face is contagious.

What a sweet little fella he is.

Glad to hear his birthday was a happy one.

WOLFIE

Sharon said...

Oh he is such a sweetie.
Prayers continue that he will be home soon.
Glad that everything worked out so it was all done on his birthday.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

so glad he had a wonderful birthday..he is a cute little boy..I can't wait for you to go and get him and bring him home.:)

In His service, Anne said...

Tammy,
Luke is so cute...looove his cheeks!! Praying he comes home soon.
Anne

Tami said...

Awww Tammy he is so adorable....I am so happy for you that they sent you those wonderful pics....praying for the day that he is in your arms.

Yes, that cake looks wonderful!!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

How precious he is! Just think, his next birthday will be spent with you!
Blessings,
Marcia

Lilly's Family said...

How wonderful! I am so happy for you to receive these precious pictures. Looks like he had a grand time!

Debbie said...

I too wish you could of been there to celebrate with him but those pictures were wonderful! I just want to give him a big hug which I am sure you can't wait to do either. :) It has to be a big relief know he is so well loved while you can't be there with him.

*hugs*
Debbie

Audrey said...

Luke is so beautiful!!!! What wonderful photos. I am so happy for you. It made me cry so I can't imagine how you felt!!
My husband is Korean and the cakes and candy are not sweet. My kids have been quite disappointed in the past when they have recieved candy from their grandmother and expected it to taste sweet rather than melon flavored!! LOL...

Sharing Life and Love said...

Look at that beautiful, happy boy!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

So happy for you and your family Tammy, he is adorable:)

Rondell

Lynn said...

Tammy,
How very precious! Looks like Luke had a real nice and happy birthday, and really loved his birthday cake! I am sure that next year's birthday will be even so much more special for him, as then, he'll be spending it with his new loving family who are anxiously waiting for him to join them! It won't be much longer of a wait now Tammy!
Blessings,
~Lynn

Tina said...

Congrats!! I love updates! Luke is such a doll!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Oh Tammy - your prayers were answered! Luke looks so happy!! What a wonderful email you got. I am so happy for you!!

Denise said...

He is absolutely precious!

XXDenise

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Oh Tammy, this post brought tears of joy to my eyes!! Thank you so much for sharing these pics with us. He is such a little cutie!! I am so glad that he got your goodies on his actual birthday. Just imagine what his next birthday party will be like! I am so excited for you and your family!
Hugs,
Donna

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

He is a doll! His eyes really pull you in. A heartbreaker in the making.... I can't wait to see the pictures of your trip to China and better yet, at HOME!

Mandi said...

Oh my word, what a cutie. Just think, this is the last birthday you will spend without your precious son.

Mandi

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

Oh my! It's ALMOST as good as being there, Tammy! What wonderful mementos of Luke's big day.

He is clearly one very well-loved, happy, and sweet boy. Just imagine how enjoyable his next birthday will be!

So happy for you all...

Mandy in Mayberry said...

How precious! I know you were thrilled to get those wonderful pictures!

Jan said...

Oh my goodness!! How adorable!!! Can't wait to see him home with you!!!! Happy Birthday, Luke!!

arkie said...

How wonderful! I'm so glad you were blessed to get pictures of his birthday!

Blessed Beyond said...

I wish you could have been with Luke! I can relate, as how hard it is to know he is yours and yet still not be able to be together. I'm glad he got his cake and package for his birthday! He is a precious doll!!! I am praying yall are together forever much sooner than yall are anticipating!
Hugs and Blessings,

The Greig Family said...

AMAZING!!! This made me cry. How precious! And I know these pics help on this brutal wait. I sent a cake in December for McKenna's b-day, but never got the pics. (she was also 2) Oh well...now I wait for my LOA (not very patiently, I must add). :)