Today we celebrated Sam’s 3rd birthday, but it was more like a first birthday, at least for us.
Sam’s second birthday was spent in China. We celebrated with a small cake and a happy birthday song sang by our travel group. But it was the day before we left for the United States. Most of the day was spent packing, checking travel arrangements and saying our goodbyes. Not a proper birthday at all.
This birthday—the 3rd birthday that felt like a 1st birthday--would be different. There would be balloons, and decorations, presents, and family. The day would be all about Sam.
And I would be there with my camera to capture each and every moment.
After coming inside and warming up, the birthday boy was ready for dinner. We had all of his Chinese favorites. Although Sam has never met a food he didn’t like, Chinese is still what he prefers. Well, that and chocolate.
Happy 3rd Birthday Sam! You bring joy to everyone you meet, and brighten the world with your smile. We are forever grateful that you were chosen to be our son. We love you so very much and cannot wait to spend a lifetime of birthdays with you.