"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

The Burckhard Family

The Burckhard Family

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Bella!

Today is Bella's 4th birthday!

Happy Birthday Little Bella! We so wish you could be here today so that you could hear us sing "Happy Birthday" to you, blow out your four candles, eat yummy chocolate cake, and be lavished with hugs & kisses--maybe even a present or two! We will celebrate your life today and look forward to many birthdays together!

We are so thankful that you are still at the baby house and haven't had to leave yet. Hold on little one....we will be there as fast as we can!

Happy Birthday! Love, Mama, Daddy, Sissy, Sam & Grace


  1. Happy Birthday Bella!!!!

    Those of us adopting from Ukraine know what a big deal a 4th birtday is (especially for the special babies). Thank God Bella is able to stay at the baby house and will have her family coming for her soon!

    I will continue to pray for you and your family that your dossier will come together quickly and you can bring your beautiful girl home soon.


  2. Thank you so much, Jamie, for your prayers and kind words! It is so comforting to us...
    Love, Paula

  3. Happy Birthday Bella!! So happy this will be your last birthday in the orphanage.