Birthday parties at the CareNet guesthouse, particularly those of the children living there with their moms experiencing crisis pregnancies, strike me as truly significant! These precious children live and can celebrate because their mothers selflessly chose life. So, the images of that excited ear-to-ear smile, those bursts of laughter and pleasure as candles on the cake are blown out, the ripping open of the birthday gift, the delight in playing with a new toy truck, are surely stamped on all the hearts of those present because they are unique and set apart. These children are gifts received from our Heavenly Father and they are His highly valued image bearers. We gratefully celebrate these birthday gifts!