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!