Sunday, September 21, 2014
Happy Birthday Paul Follower and Mercy Redeemed
Pauly was born in Bulgaria where families are poor and resources are few. Mercy was born in America the land where we are supposed to have the "best" of everything.It didn't matter.
Both born on the same day, we don't know what time to see who came first!
Both families could not cope. Pauly went to an orphanage. Mercy went to mom, dad, grandma, a nanny, an adoptive family in IA, and before we said yes, several other families said no. How could a 5 year old (Mercy) be so alone in this big world?
Pauly had a heart surgery alone at 6 months. He coped by developing autistic qualities. He's afraid to stop using them. He's stressed 24 hours a day. He can barely relax enough to sleep. Sometimes I just cry wishing I had been there for him when he had his heart surgery. He is such a lost soul who can only LOVE. He wouldn't hurt anyone, but he has been deeply wounded.
They bless our lives so much. We Thank God daily for them!
Sometimes it's hard when there is no extended family who cares how they are doing except my mom- "Grandma". I want to walk up to strangers to tell them how amazing they are, but they avoid us like the plague in public. Their loss.
So my sweet pumpkins- (we don't have a "baby" of the family, we have 2 babies of the family.) :o)
We are doubly happy to see you both turn 7!! You both bring sunshine into our lives!!
I LOVE being your mom!
We also have a daughter Joy, now in Heaven (she had DS) who was born on their birthday as well in 1988!