My sweetest Bonsa Bean,

One year ago, in Gimbie, Ethiopia, you were brought into this world. 

The details of that birth are beyond our understanding or comprehension.
One thing we know for sure, though, is that God was watching you.
And a heavenly host was protecting you.

A tiny babe who was not expected to live.
Over whom people were simply praying "life". 

The police officer to whom you were taken took a look at you and named you
"One who makes you proud. One who brings you praise."

And sweetest boy,
if that wasn't a prophecy over your life, I don't know what was.

You continued to grow stronger.
And by some miracle, God placed you in our lives.
Our lives are blessed beyond belief through you.
The first second we looked in your eyes, God began working something beautiful in us.

You are our pride and joy. 
Your life brings praise to God.

We are so thankful for you.

Happy birthday, little bean.

We love you immeasurably.
Mama & Daddy


  1. Happy Birthday Bonsa Bo Paul! haha - no for real though - happy birthday!

  2. We are so, so happy that you are able to share his birthday with him at HOME, where he is meant to be. Happy Birthday, Bo, and here's to celebrating many, many more with your wonderful mom and dad!

  3. Happy birthday! So happy for you all.

  4. Happy Birthday, precious boy! What a blessing you are to so many people.

  5. happy birthday sweet babe!! so excited for your little family!

  6. Happy Birthday to your sweet boy! He is one adorable little guy!!

  7. This is just awesome! Happy Birthday happy boy!

  8. this is amazing. happy, happy birthday Bo. we love you and we're so grateful for your life. we long for future play dates. may God richly bless you, sweet boy.

  9. Happy Birthday Bo!! Lots of love and kisses to you!! xoxo

  10. And now I'm sobbing. Happy birthday!!!!

  11. And now I'm sobbing. Happy birthday!!!!

  12. That bottom picture is amazing. Can't wait to meet him :)