Happy Birthday, Leo! 5 years ago you were born. You were loved. Your birthmom loved/loves you deeply. We don't know what the doctors told her when you were born, but we know from your many diagnosis that were given at birth they most likely painted a bleak picture. She loved you with her whole heart and I know she still loves you and carries a piece of you in her heart to this day.
Four years ago this month we received a call about this little boy who needed a family. Life expectancy was bleak. Diagnosis were overwhelming, but God. God knew you belonged in our family. Your medical needs have stretched us physically and emotionally, but your determination has inspired us. Your personality is contagious. You have taught me so much. God has used you to grow me spiritually.
Leo, you have defied the odds in your first five years of life. I know God has plans for you. Plans to give you a hope and a future. Today we celebrate you Leo! We celebrate your life and we look to the future knowing that God goes before us preparing the way.
Happy 5th Birthday, Leo!