Saturday, March 21, 2009

Happy Birthday, Eduard!

Our son turned 7 yesterday.

Kyrgyz officials also met yesterday to discuss the future of adoptions from that country.

Today is a holiday in Kyrgyzstan, so we're not sure when we'll hear anything about that meeting, but we are praying that whatever is done is done soon and is best for the children of the 65 families who have already accepted referrals and are waiting for the paperwork to start moving.

To celebrate, we had ice cream:


Birthday Ice Cream

Happy Birthday, Eduard!

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Expectant Father

23 comments:

Annemarie said...

Happy Birthday Eduard!!

I can't wait until your Mom and Dad get to give you lots of birthday hugs. I am praying that you come home soon. In the meantime, I am praying that your 7th birthday is lots of fun. :-)

~Annemarie

Tricia said...

This is great. Hope you get him home soon.

Karen (KayKay) said...

Happy Birthday to Eduard!!! Hope you get some good news from the officials in Kyrgyzstan.

Nikowa@KHA said...

Happy Birthday! Praying for your adoption :)

mary grace said...

Happy Birthday! May the next one be celebrated in the arms of the Momma and Daddy who are waiting for you so patiently!

Grateful for Grace said...

I hope he is home soon.
Lord,
Hear our prayers to bring these children to loving parents. Release them from their birth country to bring them to their new lives. Quickly, LORD, quickly.
In Jesus' Name,
Amen

Wendy said...

Praying often for your children to be home!

Marcia said...

Happy (belated) Birthday, Eduard!

Praying that you will never miss another one.

Marcia

Kimmie said...

An ice cream celebration...next year together...sounds like plans for a wonderful lead up to 8th birthday.

Kimmie
mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted

Jes said...
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Luke said...

Thank you all so much!

~Luke

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

Happy Birthday Late! I'm sure he'll appreciate the ice cream when he comes home!

Heather the Mama Duk said...

Happy birthday. I hope and pray that his 8th birthday will be home with you!

LauraD said...

Hi there! Thank you for your prayer and comment on my homeschool blog. It has really bolstered my spirits to hear the care expressed! My prayers also go with you and your wife as you await your son! May God grant you a peaceful weekend!
In Him,
Laura

Ariana said...

Wow 7! Happy (late) Birthday to him!
How old are the other kids?

I'm with the other commenters- I pray his 8th birthday is spent with you. Well, I pray you get him much earlier than that, actually!

Tiffany said...

Happy Birthday to Eduard! Praying for all of you.

Robin said...

Hugs, guys! I'm praying that you don't miss any more of his birthdays.

This Country Girl said...

Happy Birthday Eduard!

How exciting! Hope he's home soon!

Tammy

Bethany Hudson said...

Awww...so sweet :) Happy Birthday to Eduard! Here's hoping everything comes through soon :)
~Bethany

Angela said...

happy birthday, little man!
our biggest girl will be 7 in a few months...maybe you'll get to meet someday! :)

Brenda said...

Saw your comment on Christine's blog and followed you over! Happy Birthday to Eduard. I hope he is home soon.

Polly & Steve said...

Happy Birthday to Eduard!
I will be happy not only for him but you guys also when he gets home. You guys are so good to wait. He will appreciate it too.

Hugs
Polly and Steve

homeschoolmom said...

praying that Eduard will be home with his forever family soon! God bless you and your wife as you wait!