OUR Little Guy is FIVE…

Where in the world has the time gone?  
He is our quiet guy.  
The one who doesn’t say much, 
but is always thinking and when he speaks – no doubt, we all listen.
He is very wise!  
He is extremely funny and loves to tease us all. 
He was named after the great prophet who was known as the prophet who “prayed earnestly”.   If a med-flight is overhead he will quickly say, “Mom, mom!  Look!  It’s a med-flight, we better pray!”  He is becoming a prayer warrior.
His middle name is after the great advocate of the orphan –
whose orphanages cared for 
10,024 orphans of Bristol, England
in the 1800’s.   
He already loves the orphan.  
He remembers what it was like to be one. 

He told me that he remembers being at the orphanage and being so hungry that he would eat dirt.  He remembers big kids taking his portion of food too.  I told him how sad my heart is that I didn’t have him from the day he was born.  
Our littlest boy-treasure.
Five years old now.
He was asked what he wanted for breakfast and had two requests:
Ice Cream
Normally we do breakfast food, but he doesn’t ever ask for much.  We couldn’t resist {and yes, we have started a new phenomenon in our house – ooopsie.}
I intended to post his birthday yesterday….
so although his birthday is over, 
if you de-lurkers and friends would be so kind to wish our little man a very happy birthday, he will smile his shy little smile and grin with each birthday wish read. 
Happy Birthday 
Elijah Mueller
We are so thankful that God 
brought you home to our arms….

Cause we needed you so badly!

 We love you forever and ever and ever…
{If you haven’t read Elijah’s story, 
it’s on the sidebar under Special Posts – 
Our Wild Adventure parts 1-7}

134 thoughts on “OUR Little Guy is FIVE…

  1. Happy happy birthday Mister Elijah! I hope you have enjoyed a wonderful birthday, complete with pizza and ice cream for breakfast! I bet that was yum, huh? I pray this next year is filled with love and many giggles for you. And that God would show you just how much he loves you – which is bunches, trust me! Enjoy being the big 5!


  2. Happy Birthday, sweet Elijah! I have a nephew named Elijah, so I love your name. I think it is cool you got pizza and ice cream for breakfast. May God bless you!

  3. Happy Birthday, Sweet Elijah! What a very special blessing you are! I pray God continues to bless you and strengthen you, Little Man!
    Hugs from Texas, from the mommy of another 5 year old Little Man (I know about 5 year old boys.)

  4. Happy Birthday, Elijah! As you continue to grow, may you "be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints of Light. For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins" (Colossians 1:9-14). May He always be your Everything! 🙂

  5. Happy, Happy Birthday, sweet Elijah!!!!! God has amazing plans for your life! We have some 5 yr olds in our house too. I am sure you guys would have some fun times together!! God Bless you!!

  6. Elijah, you are an absolutely handsome, good- and kind-looking young man! You are very special, loved, and God has a wonderful plan for your life!
    Happy birthday!!!
    Love from Auntie Isabel who lives in New Zealand and loves Uganda! (going back there again soon)

  7. Oh sweet Elijah, you and a certain little 5 year old in our house would be best of friends. You have so much in common, right down to your love of pizza and ice cream. Happy Birthday, Elijah!

  8. Happy Birthday to you, Elijah, from all of us at our house! That's a pretty cool scooter you've got there (I've got a whole bunch of boys who would love that!).

  9. Happy Late Birthday, Elijah! I hope you had a great birthday! We have a five year old and he is the quiet guy of our family. He is named after another Old Testament prophet – Samuel. I think you two would be good buddies.
    Happy birthday! – Jenni from Missouri

  10. La Breithe Shona Dhuit (Happy Birthday) Elijah. I love that you had pizza and icecream fir breakfast. What flavour icecream my favourite is strawberry, buIt my little boy Luke who will be five in August loves vanilla. Hope you have a great day love from Ireland xx

  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET ELIJAH!!!! We are so excited you reached the big 5!!! I hope your yummy birthday breakfast was fabulous:) Stay sweet for Jesus Elijah…HE has AMAZING plans for your future!!!

    Much love,
    Miss Joy

  12. Happy, happy birthday sweet Elijah!!!! and pizza for breakfast – sending you a big ol' high five on that one!!! A man after my own heart!!! Enjoy being five, little man, God has such wonderful plans for your life.

  13. Happy Birthday, Elijah! I hope you had lots of fun on your special day. My wish for you is that this year you will continue to send down deep roots and become more firmly established in the love of your sweet family and our Lord Jesus. You are surely growing into an oak of righteousness!

  14. Happy Happy Birthday Elijah!!! Five years old..WOW! We just love your smile and that you pray for others. We pray for you too, buddy. We just know God has super plans for your life..Have a wonderful day…and a super year. Hugs hugs hugs….

  15. Happy Birthday Sweet Elijah…Love your name…Our oldest grandson's middle name is Elijah….You are certainly named after a great prophet of God…
    Love from NC

  16. Happy Birthday to a wonderful sweet boy who is going to do great things for God.
    Leveta in Missouri, wife to Carl and Mom to Chad 19 (bio) and Kaitrin 12 and Sam 16 both from India through Dillon International.

  17. OH, Elijah! You are such an amazing little boy, and cute, too! Praise God for your wise little mind and your sensitive heart. I pray you will grow into a man who loves God with all that he is and all that he has. I hope you had an amazing and wonderful happy fifth birthday!!!!

  18. HaPpY BiRtHdAy ElIjAh!!!! You are such a handsome young man! Your family is so blessed to have you. Sending big hugs from Illinois, because you look so huggable! 🙂

  19. ¸.•*¨*•♫♪ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪BIRTHDAY DEAR ELIJAH ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!
    Loved-loved-loved hearing the awesome testimony of how God brought you (and lots of extras) to this wonderful forever family! Hope your day was awesome!

  20. Happy Birthday Elijah. Our family thinks you are such a handsome little man, with a stunning smile. God is already using you to bless your family and all those you pray for. We are so thankful to know you in real life. We hope your birthday was awesome! Love, the McLemores

  21. Happy, HAPPY Birthday, Elijah! You are one special little man and God is going to do great things through you! I am so glad He made you and put you on this earth. Let your light shine for Him!

  22. Happy Birthday Elijah! I loved hearing about and seeing your breakfast…probably one that I would choose myself. 🙂 Isn't ice cream just the best ever!

  23. Happy Birthday, Elijah Mueller! Keep praying and eating pizza and ice cream…God will grow you into a big, strong man! =) You make God smile. Love, Marcia

  24. Oh special boy, I'm so glad that you had such a wonderful birthday celebration (pizza, ice cream and family for breakfast…you can't beat that!). Happy, happy birthday! May your heart continue to grow in love for God and for those who are hurting in this world. Blessings on you this year!

  25. Happy Birthday Elijah!! It looks like you had a great day. Hope your 5th year is wonderful!!! We know you are loved… Your mommy tells us bloggy friends ALL the time!!!

  26. happy happy birthday elijah!!! i hope you had a wonderful day! and i will tell you a little secret, pizza for breakfast is the best!!! it's my kids favorite too!!! god bless you little man!!

  27. Happy birthday big boy. We have a five yr old around here too. We know how fun and helpful and smart and kind and important you r. Looks like you had the perfect birthday breakfast. High fives from us to u.

  28. Happy, happy birthday, Elijah! You know how to celebrate with such great choices for birthday breakfast. 🙂 May you grow to love Jesus more and more each day this coming year.

  29. I know memories are so important they shape us and but I am praying extra for this wise little one. Praying God would restore and heal all those memories so that he without a doubt knows He is a child of the king. My heart just breaks for the orphans where he came from. WOW. Thank you Jesus for this one and his birthday today, thank you once again that you called him by name and placed him in this amazing family. Lord bless him on his birthday!! Jesus make new memories in his mind. Father erase the bad and fill his mind with hope and the bright future you promised. Amen and HAPPY HAPPY birthday!!!

  30. Happy birthday Elijah!!

    You have the sweetest smile and you are growing up to be a very handsome young man! I hope your fifth birthday was great!

    P.S. my husband eats pizza for breakfast too!

  31. Dear Elijah,

    I just wanted to say, "Happy Birthday!!" I'm so happy you are here with your mom, dad, and lots of sisters and brothers! Keep praying and caring for others.

    Sharon and Mike Ward
    in Maine–where there's lots of snow right now!

  32. Happy Birthday Elijah!! You are a wonderful treasure to God, your family and so many others. You have the sweetest smile and most handsome face I've ever seen. I hope you had the BEST birthday EVER!!

  33. Happy Birthday Elijah Mueller!! You are such a fine and precious little man! God bless & keep you, may He make His face to shine upon you and give you peace.
    Ms. Maureen

  34. Dear Elijah –

    I loved your pictures of your birthday. I think you are very fortunate to get to eat pizza and ice cream for breakfast. I wish I lived closer and could have some with you because I also like those foods.

    I was sorry to learn that earlier in your life you had to eat dirt and had food stolen from you, but clearly God had a GREAT plan for you. What a story you have to tell and you are only FIVE years old.

    Keep praying up a storm because the world needs all the prayer warriors it can get.

    Blessings to you,

  35. Elijah,Happy Birthday. Your smile and sweet face always warms are heart. I wish my two little boys could come scooter with you and laugh. I can picture that. We will wish you a wonderful day and we will pray for you all week sweet one. Love L and her 3.

  36. Happy, happy birthday, Elijah! What a special young man you are… God's blessings on this next year of your journey with Him.
    Oh, and pizza and ice cream are my favorites, too. 😉

  37. oh Elijah!! Happy happy Birthday. What an amazing little man it sounds like you are turning out to be. If I ever meet you I am going to give you the biggest hug ever, or maybe not because then you may be totally creeped out by the strange lady hugging you. But really I hope you had an amazing birthday, which it sounds like you did thanks to your amazing family. Lots of love to you big boy and a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

  38. Happy, happy birthday Elijah! Praise God for you! I can't wait to see what important work the Lord had planned for your life! I can't wait to hear how you use the wonderful gifts He's given you for His glory! Your mum and dad are so very, very lucky to have you!

  39. Happy Happy Birthday, Elijah–this wish comes all the way around the world from Korea! Looks like you had a great day with pizza, icecream, presents and a super cool new scooter! Loved your dino cake too! Hope this is a great year for you and your family!

  40. Sorry I'm so late, I haven't been on the computer much this weekend! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! You are a precious gift from God and your heart for prayer brings a tear to my eye!

    Hope you had an great day!


    ps- Pizza and ice cream are what I'd pick too!

  41. Itty Bit loves pizza and ice cream too – you have great taste Elijah man!

    We love you… and BOY does God have big plans for you. We loved squeezing you in person and know that He will finish the work begun in you… He knew what he was doing when He made the most wonderful Elijah five years ago!

  42. Sorry I'm late, but I hope you had a very special 5th birthday Elijah!! I love your smile!! Pizza and ice cream sound perfect for breakfast….good choice!!

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