Today is Jonah’s 8th birthday! It’s hard to believe he’s EIGHT. In January 2007, I (DeAnna) was shocked and dumbfounded when the surgeon came out of the OR after operating on Jonah’s eyes and informed us that he had trouble breathing during surgery (this was before we knew he had asthma). On May 31, 2012, I was crying out to the Lord to allow Jonah to live through the surgery he was facing in Cameroon after his horrific accident. It was an incredibly scary time. Then I was crying out again for Jonah to live in August 2012 when bone infection was detected and we needed to make a decision about amputation. It’s been a tough year and it brings joyful tears to my eyes that Jonah is celebrating his 8th birthday.
We recently watched the movie Cody Banks and Jonah instantly knew spy work as a child is an option and wanted a spy birthday party to test his spy skills. On Saturday, we had a Spy Agent Training party to celebrate his birthday. Nine boys trained on interrogation skills, target practice, laser course, driving skills, observation skills, taking cover and a final mission. I made fake passports for each “trainee” with their new agent name (to protect their identity and safety of course). Every boy here seemed to have a wonderful time and the birthday boy loved it!