Monday, August 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Joel!

Joel turned 5!
He asked for a Star Wars party, and was content with a Star Wars
tablecloth and toy at a beach resort on the Indian Ocean. He's now
celebrated 3 birthdays there, 1st, 2nd and 5th! (photos of odd years
this time: birth, 1, 3 and 5)

Happy Birthday Joel! You are such a gift to us! I have never known a
more servant-hearted, obedient, willing, mango-loving, friendly
5-yr-old! You are so at home in Africa. Whether we are visiting
people in a mud hut or a resort hotel, you make friends. You can see
through their circumstances to their humanity, and that is a gift.
What a privilege to be your parents! Happy 5th!


Brittany Martin said...

Leif just turned 5 a couple weeks ago too! I just read your safari road trip account to the boys last night and we prayed for your kids.

Michelle said...

Joel, you're growing up, buddy! I love the pictures from your party. It looks like so much fun! Sometime I'd like to hear all about it.

Janine the Bean said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!

I hadn't checked your blog in a while and am busily reading up on all your adventures.

Peace to you all,