Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Happy Birthday Dasha!!

Posted by Jennifer at 6:57 AM
7 years ago today, in a hospital 5200 miles away, in Ilansky, Russia, a young 16 year old girl gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and named her Daria.  While we don't know any of the details of her birth or the moments that followed, we do know that when this young woman received the news that her new baby had Down syndrome ,she made the choice to relinquish her parental rights. 

That baby girl lived in the hospital for her first 4 months of life and then was taken to a baby home. She lived there for 4 years and then moved to another orphanage, for older children. 

6 years went by, and we imagine her birthday went uncelebrated each of those years. Not because her caregivers didn't love or care for her - but because of the logistics of trying to celebrate each child's birthday in an orphanage. But this year is different.  No more birthdays will go uncelebrated!

Our beautiful Daria Grace - we love you so much, and feel so blessed that we were chosen be your parents!  You are spunky, sassy, hard-working, smart and a beautiful child of God.  We are so glad you are home with us this year and we celebrate YOU today!!!   Happy 7th Birthday Dasha!!!  We love you!!!

2 comments:

my family on July 31, 2013 at 2:10 PM said...

happy birthday beautiful girl, I didnt realize she and William are so close in age...he turned 7 in March
Have the best day ever

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Dasha! =)

 

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