June 26, 2009. The day this little boy was born.
Born with obvious health concerns. A cleft lip and palate. Low set, misshapen ears...
And shortly thereafter...abandoned. Left in a shoebox..on the side of a busy road at the gate of the hospital.
Here he is today...a son. Today we celebrated the life of Taizi. It's not like our life...he has health concerns, big ones, and lives with a different set of expectations than the rest of us. But he has life. And that is what we celebrated on June 26. Four years of life.
We did a little party...which he wanted none of. The pictures look better than the actual event went :) He was grouchy and just wanted to go to bed. But these pictures are important so we got through them. He wanted none of his cake...but the other children enjoyed it.