I'm so sorry I can't be with you to wish you happy birthday and give you kisses and hugs on your special day. I'm so sorry you have to spend another birthday not knowing what a birthday should be. I had hoped we would be there today to bring you cake and presents, but we just couldn't get there in time. You probably won't even notice the lack of celebration or the lack of attention. To you it will be just another day in the orphanage. But I notice. I care. We all prayed for you tonight before bed, that you would have a joyful day and feel loved and special. I know that God sees you and has you in His hand, that He remembers your birthday. And I pray that you would be surrounded by His love, that you would feel your worth. I promise that when we visit you later this month, we'll bring you the cake and presents that you missed and try to make up for some of the kisses and hugs you've missed.
The woman who wants to be your mommy