Oh what a delightful day it has been!
Today was Mei Mei's birthday!
Last summer we celebrated a mini-birthday, but today was her real, REAL birthday!
Can I just say she was the most excited birthday girl in the world? And for a girl who loves wa-was (stuffed animals), Build-A-Bear is heaven on earth!
She was over-the-moon excited to have siblings and relatives join in the fun,
and her best friend, who is like a gift from heaven, sent to sweet Mei Mei who has been waiting her whole life for a friend.
They played the dress-the-bear-game,
fluffed and primped animals,
and filled the place with laughs and smiles. Even the big kids had fun.
Happy Birthday Mei Mei! You are a miracle. Truly. A. Miracle.
Your resilience is beyond human explanation, your presence a joy, and your excitement for life fills each and every one of us with wonder, joy, and BELIEF in the healing power of God. Happy Birthday! We love you!