Saturday, October 19, 2013

Raul's Fourth Birthday!

Today is Raul's fourth birthday, and his very first birthday outside of a hospital! Four years ago today Raul was born in rural Romania. Back then, and even the first few months in the U.S., no one thought he would live this long! They actually offered hospice in Colorado. I am so glad we fought for him, as he was just getting started! This boy has more JOY than many healthy kids I know! He is always smiling, laughing, and cracking baby jokes. Doctors often remark that in person he does not appear as he does on paper. He has lengthy lists of medical and developmental issues, but continues to happily defy the odds. Raul amazes us daily, and I can't wait to see what is in store for him!


Raul's amazing cake thanks to Icing Smiles and Wild Flour Cake Company!

One of his new train tracks

New Mickey sheets

Even the elephant was made of cake!


  1. Happy fourth birthday Raul! Have a super day, kiddo, and keep defying those odds! You deserve to be happy, and seeing your smile makes ME happy. Never lose that joyful spirit!

  2. I still remember the day I met check this site out like it was yesterday. I am the luckiest person to have friends like you and the date when you are born is a moment of great joy for me. It represents the day a very special person came to this world. Happy Birthday!