Five years ago today, a baby boy was born to a young mother in a small town in Ukraine. He was named Dmitriy. Looking at the handsome face, I can only assume that his mother must have been a beautiful young woman. Although I am sorry that my sweet boy had to endure things in the first four years of his life that no child should ever have to live through, I am thankful that God chose me to be his forever momma.
Matthew - you were in my heart from the moment I first saw you. You are such a strong, handsome, smart kiddo. I love your determination, the twinkle in your eye, the eagerness with which you embrace life. I love your curiosity, your hugs, your smile, and oh so many things about you. Happy 5th birthday sweet boy!!