3.07.2011

Thought I was going to have to kill some doctors this morning.  Crisis averted and Erik is NOT in jail.  This picture is Lucy smiling when I told her how many birthday wishes she had received.  Thanks to everyone who has sent birthday wishes.  Now....just waiting on the magic wand to make this all go away.


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111 comments:

  1. i hope that lucy has an amazing birthday! she is precious. praying for your family.

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  2. Happy Birthday Lucy! You are an amazing little girl and the whole world is praying for you!

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  3. Happy Birthday Lucy! just put a card in the mail to you :)

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  4. I am praying for your sweet family and your precious girl.

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  5. Happy Birthday Lucy!!!! We are all cheering for you! :)

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  6. Happy Birthday Lucy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. hApPy BiRThdAy bEAutiFul gIrl!!!! Sending much much love your way!!!!!!

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  8. Happy Birthday to Lucy.
    Happy Birthday to Lucy.
    Happy Birthday dear Lucy!
    Happy Birthday to Lucy!!!
    From Mississippi, lifting prayers for you and your family.
    . . . heard about Lucy from a friend (in Gulfport) of a friend of a friend of yours.

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  9. Happy Birthday Lucy! Praying you have a magical, pain free birthday. GOD BLESS YOU.
    Go Lucy Go!

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  10. Happy Birthday Lucy! The day you were born God created an angel for us here on earth. You holdfast, keep your chin up and know you have people all over the world praying and fighting for you. Mom, dad and sister, Lucy is so blessed to have such a wonderful support group around her. Hang in there! God will lift you up. I will call upon him on behalf of your family that he provide comfort to you all, rest to your weary hearts and minds and remember with God we can get through everything and anything. Many blessing and much love to you all. Stephanie McMinn

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  11. Happy 5th Birthday, beautiful girl! Hopefully the heartfelt wishes of so many across the country can help make this day happier and less stressful. We're thinking about you guys - may this be the 5th of many, many, many, many birthdays to come.

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  12. Happy Birthday Lucy!! Praying for Lucy and your family!

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  13. Happy Birthday precious Lucy! You are a fighter, I just know it!! Praying here in Knoxville, Tn!

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  14. Happy Birthday Lucy, I hope you have a great day and know that everyone is thinking about you today.

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  15. Happy Birthday Lucy!!!
    I hope you have an amazing Day!!
    Rhonda James

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  16. Happy Birthday, Lucy! I am thinking of your family today and sending many prayers your way - prayers for healing, strength, rest and determination. "Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary." Isaiah 40:31

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  17. Happy, Happy Birthday Lucy! We hope you have a fabulous day!

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  18. Wishing you a Happy and Pain Free Birthday today! Praying for you Lucy and your family, too! Happy 5th Birthday and many, many more to come!

    Michelle Clothier

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  19. Happy Birthday Lucy from your new friends sending prayers from Ohio!!! My self and my 6 year old daughter Sophia follow your progress daily! A few extra prayers are sent your way everynight!!! I hope today is a good day sweetie!! ( Ps. we are Tracy kellys nieghbor. she showed us your blog)

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  20. Happy Birthday beautiful Lucy!! Praying for you everyday here in TEXAS!!

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  21. Hope you have a wonderful pain free birthday Lucy! We are praying for you!!!

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  22. Happy Birthday Lucy! Praying for you and your family!

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  23. Happy Birthday sweet, sweet Lucy!!

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  24. Happy Birthday Lucy!!Sweet hugs and prayers from the Taylor's in Montgomery, Alabama.

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  25. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUCY!! Please know that you and ur sweet family are in our thoughts and prayers!

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  26. Lucy,
    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM TEXAS!!!
    Love Ansley, Macy, and Emerson Dale

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  27. I just had to come back and share this...as i went to post my comment it asked for me to copy the word given...what was the word? CURE....i dont think it was just random...GOD is working in all kinds of different ways..dont stop believing!!

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  28. Happy Birthday, Sweet Lucy. You & your family don't know me, but I am praying for you. We serve an awesome God and He will heal you. In Him - Jenny Maddox, AL

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  29. Lucy,
    I just met you through the internet a couple days ago but I wanted to wish you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    I'm praying for you and your family.

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  30. Happy birthday beautiful Lucy!! Hope you have a great day! I'm thinking about You and your family, saying very special prayers everyday for you all.

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  31. Lucy,
    I have know your Pops and Nanny since they were your age. All of my friends want to wish you a Happy Birthday and are praying that you feel better very, very soon!

    Terry Anderson Sykes

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  32. Happy 5th birthday sweet Lucy!!! Prayers and hugs all the way from Florida!!! :)

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  33. Happy Birthday Lucy....you are so precious

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  34. Happy Birthday, Lucy!
    Paige, Kevin, Kara (8) and Luke (5)

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  35. Happy Birthday Lucy! Kimberly from Kimberly's Korner sent me over, and I want you to know I'm sending hugs and prayers to you from New Jersey! May all your birthday wishes come true!

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  36. Happy Birthday Lucy! Thoughts and prayers of strength and love coming from Illinois!!!

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  37. Happy Birthday Lucy! I found you through Kelly's Korner. I am sending prayers to you from Indiana! :)

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  38. Happy Birthday Beautiful girl!!! Lilli(my almost 2 year old-her bday is March 13 =)) and I are wishing you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY girlie!!! Also.--Kate--Im not sure if you read all of these, but that kinds of things would Lucy like in a care package? Id love to make something up for her!
    Stacey

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  39. Happy Birthday sweet girl!! Praying for you and your family!

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  40. Happy Happy Birthday to Lucy!!

    Praying for y'all daily, Kate!
    --Leslie

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  42. Oops sorry! I tried to attach a picture and it did not work very well.
    Happy Birthday, Lucy! I just mailed a Birthday card and a little present for you. There are so many people praying for you. Keep smiling and know that God is watching over you.

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  43. Hi Kate... I came here via a post from here: http://our-journey-to-parenthood.blogspot.com/

    I have a Lucy. She turns 6 this week. My heart aches for you and your Lucy. I will be praying for all 5 of you... your church family, your friends, your extended family as they walk with you through this... From one mama to another... {hugs} prayers, much love and hope...

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  44. Happy Birthday Lucy!! We're praying for you in New York!
    Laura (found you through Kelly's Korner)

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  45. Happy Bday Lucy!! Our family prays for you and your famliy!

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  46. Happy Birthday, Beautiful Lucy, from Madison, Jeffrey, and Lauren Thompson.

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  47. Happy Birthday to a great kid! 5 Years old! You don't know me, but a wonderul Christian singer named JJ Heller posted your Mom's blog on her facebook page and "Voila!" I get to send you love and prayers and hugs in Christ! My granddaughter just turned 4 in December, so I will add you to my prayers - when I pray for her, I'll pray for you too!
    (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

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  48. Happy Birthday Lucy, you share your birthday with my sweet Abigail, who just turned 2. I hope she grows up to be just as sweet of a girl as you clearly are. Get well soon, fight hard!!
    love, Suzanne, Abigail Jiang Yan, and our sweet Maggie Mae (springer spaniel) who sends a big woof woof!

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  49. Happy Birthday Lucy!! I follow your post everyday and look forward to hearing how you are doing daily. I wish you a birthday full of joy, happiness and wonderful healing. I think of and pray for you the first thing every morning and every night before I go to sleep. You are very special to me and to many others you have never met. You are very loved and prayed for always. Sending you birthday HUGS and Kisses OXOXOX! Your new friend, Jodi Ball
    Kate, Your words touch me greatly. Your feelings are honest and vaild. I pray for the day when this is all just a memory for you and Lucy as she grows and thrives throughout her life.

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  50. Happy Birthday Lucy! I am praying for you and your family

    --If God brings you to it, He will see you through it--

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  51. Happy Birthday Lucy sweet precious child. Lots of love and hugs. From South Carolina Camp(4) and Maddie (23 months) Moyers.

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  52. Happy, happy birthday sweet Lucy!!! You are loved and prayed for!

    Lindsay Keegan

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  53. Happy Birthday sweet, pretty girl named Lucy! I added your button to my blog! Also wrote a little post for you! You are in my thoughts and prayers! Stay strong and take care! You can fight this horrible thing called cancer! I hope your day is grand!

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  54. Happy Birthday, Sweet Lucy! You are such a blessing- a strong and beautiful girl. Sending many prayers and birthday wishes from Maryville!

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  55. Happy Birthday Lucy, you are one strong little girl. praying that you have a great Birthday and that you get well soon.

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  56. Happy Happy Birthday Lucy! I am so glad the sunshine came out to play with you today! You & your family are in my thoughts and prayers!! My three boys (Drew, Dalton & Dillon) are praying for you and hope you have a fabulous day today!!! 5 years old ... way to go Lucy! Lots of love & birthday wishes from the Fitzgerald family!!! Lots of Hugs, Laura

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  57. Happy Birthday Lucy! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. You are such a young girl, but manage to bring a 27 to tears. You are such a huge inspiration to me sweetheart. Praying that you have a wonderful birthday sweet girl. (((HUGS))) -Melanie

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  58. Happy Birthday Lucy! from the Rochesters in Alabama.
    I found this blog via JJ heller's fb, I'm a fan of hers.
    My daughter is also named Lucy, and she turned 5yrs yesterday on the 6th.
    Me and my family will be diligently praying for Lucy, that God will heal her little body, and comfort her. I will also pass prayer requests along. God bless:)

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  59. tell that sweet lucy to hang in there, but mostly HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! we share the same birthday, it's a great day to celebrate!

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  60. Happy Birthday Lucy!!!
    I am saying lots of prayers that you will be home soon..Hugs from Indiana

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  61. Happy Birthday Lucy! You are such an amazing and strong little girl. You have the whole world praying for you to get better. I hope you have the most incredible birthday ever! My family will continue to pray for you. Lots of love from Idaho.

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  62. Happy 5th Birthday Lucy!!!!! From the Harris crew!! We miss seeing yall at church & your mom was right Sunday morning singing was Awesome!!!!! Maybe someone can get you a tape! Our prayers are with you daily!!! Missy

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  63. Happy, Happy Birthday Lucy. You are a special girl and lots of birthday wishes, prayers and love are coming your way today and everyday.

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  64. Dear Lucy,

    Happy Birthday, sweet girl!! You don't know me, but I can tell you that you are such a special girl. So many of us are praying for you. Know that God loves you and we do too.

    ~Emily~

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  65. Happy Birthday Lucy!!!! The Norman's (Steve, Marlene, Tyler, and Tara

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  66. You don't know me but I'm a nurse at St Jude. I can't tell you the number of people who have sent me your link and said "she's coming your way!" Lucy is already a famous little girl :) As a fellow mom (and pediatric oncology nurse) my heart breaks you even have to walk through our doors, but we look forward to taking the best care of little Lucy possible! Keeping our eyes open for your arrival. Hang in there sweet mamma! And a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY shout out to Lucy!

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  67. I am so sorry to read about your sick baby girl. As I read all the posts from when y'all found out about this horrible cancer I just cried. I have a 5 yr old sister...and the thought of her going through this is unfathomable. I can't imagine how you feel as the mother.

    Last night after reading through more post on your blog I went to sleep storming the gates of heaven on behalf of your sweet girl.

    Know that I am interceding for you. And I will.not.stop.

    Happy Birthday, sweet girl! Your teaching us all so much. You are so so so beautiful. And one day you WILL be up and running with your brother and sister!! Keep fighting!

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  68. Happy birthday, Lucy! I don't know you or your family personally- but I'm so thankful for blogs and the way it aids in our ability to pray for you and your family! Two different friends have given me your blog in the last few days- amazed at how the Lord makes all those connections for us in life. Praying for you all--
    Lindsey Grace Darby

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  69. Happy birthday sweet Lucy!! You're so strong, keep up the fight! There are so many people out here thinking and praying for you!

    Hilary and Addi from NW Indiana :)

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  70. Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!! Sending lots of prayers your way!!

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  71. Happy birthday Lucy!!! :) I am a friend of Anna Whitley, we go to nursing school together at Union University! :) I follow your blog every day and check on you multiple times a day!! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers everyday!!! I know you will get better soon!! love you! :)

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  72. Happy Birthday to a BIG girl! You look beautiful on your birthday! Praying! Praying for you and your mommy and daddy!

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  73. Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday Dear Lucy, Happy Birthday to You! We all love you and are praying for you to feel better soon. Thank you for sharing your precious smile with us today!

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  74. Happy birthday Lucy!!! I love your birthday smile - there's nothing like being 5 years old, is there? Take care, little one. I am praying for you from Illinois.

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  75. Happy Birthday Lucy! Thinking of you and your family from DeWitt, Michigan.

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  76. Happy Birthday Lucy! Your smile warms my heart! I have looked at your sweet picture all day! You know, to be 5 years old, you sure do have a lot of friends and have gotten A LOT of birthday wishes! We love you and hope to see many many more smiles!

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  77. Happy birthday, Lucy!

    Kate,
    I have been following Lucy's story ever since I read Erik's status about Lucy's surgery last Saturday. I went to high school with Erik and from time to time I run with Kasey (Blankenship) Stokes. I pray that each day will bring more and more good news and more and more healing. I have a daughter who will be 5 this month and every time I look at her I think of Lucy. God bless you all!

    Amy (Douglass) Maxwell

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  78. Happy Birthday sweet Lucy! Praying for you!

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  79. Happy Birthday, Lucy! Praying that this new year of you life holds many blessings! We are praying for you! Fight hard!

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  80. Happy Birthday Beautiful Girl! My family and I wish you an awesome birthday...to infinity and beyond!!!! :) Blessings sweet Lucy.

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  81. Happy Birthday Sweet Lucy! Lots of prayers coming your way. Hope your birthday is amazing!

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  82. Happy Birthday from Savannah, Georgia. Our family and many more are praying for you here!

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  83. Happy birthday sweet girl! Lots of prayers coming your way from Nova Scotia, Canada!!!

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  84. Happy Birthday sweetie!!! Praying for you in south Florida. xoxo

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  85. Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!!! There are lots of people that love you and are praying for you!!!

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  86. Happy birthday, Lucy! I heard someone call into K-Love today around 5 to wish you a happy birthday and they all even sang to you! I have a little girl who will be 4 on the 16th if this month and a son who was born on the 17th of August, one month ahead of little Jack. We have many similarities with your family. Lots of people are praying for you, sweet girl. Go Lucy Go!

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  87. Happy Birthday Lucy! You don't know me but I pray for Lucy and your family daily. Our prayers WILL be answered! Go Lucy Go!

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  88. Happy birthday, Lucy!

    Kate - Blake & I are praying for you and your family daily, and our small group is praying, too!

    Caroline Peyton McCool

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  89. Happy Birthday sweet Lucy!!!

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  90. I pray that Lucy had an amazing and pain free birthday! I hope she got to see Buzz today! Keeping Lucy and family in my prayers!!!

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  91. I don't know you or your family but your story has truly touched me and made me realize how precious life is. I am a mother of 2 girls and live in Brighton. I am praying for you and your family. Happy Birthday Lucy!!!

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  92. When you find that magic wand, I'll stand in line to wave it. XOXO to you & precious Lucy

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  93. Happy Birthday Lucy! We are praying for you each and every day!

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  94. happy birthday sweet girl!! What a blessing you are to the world, kristi at www.weloveourlucy.blogspot.com

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  95. Happy, Happy Birthday Lucy! I pray that your birthday was as colorful as the world around you! The grass is getting "greener" each day! Fighting this monster with you through prayer! We love you and look forward to the soles of your feet walking through the cool, green spring blades of grass! Your friends through Christ, Litsa & Sophia Jackson (Dyersburg, TN)

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  96. A very happy birthday to a very sweet princess! Best of luck; we are praying for your family during this difficult time.

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  97. Happy Birthday Lucy from Kentucky!

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  98. Happy Birthday, Lucy!! Hope your day was wonderful!! You are in my prayers daily :)

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  99. Happy birthday Lucy! We are praying for you! 6 friends in Louisiana

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  100. Happy Birthday from Nashville, TN! I've been praying up a storm for you and your family. Your Mama is inspiring in her faith and I have been blessed by her writing. I'll be checking on you everyday and praying for you and all involved in your care! Go Lucy, Go!!

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  101. Happy Birthday Lucy! We are praying for you EVERYDAY SEVERAL times a day! May the Lord strengthen you and your family each moment!

    The Pellegras

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  102. Happy Birthday Lucy! We are praying with you! Keep your eyes on Jesus! Love in Christ ~ Tabitha

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  103. Such a sweet picture of such a beautiful little girl! HaPpY 5th BiRtHdAy, LuCy! I have been praying for you and your healing!! My 6 1/2 year old looks at your Mommy's blog many times with me and ask me about you and I tell her to just pray for sweet little Lucy! Your life has touched so many that do not even know you as I am an example of that! Go Lucy Go!

    In Christian Love,
    Heather B. Smith

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  105. Kate, It is a shame that it takes something so unbelievable to bring a community together. I hope that you will be able to get to Covington to see all of the "Lucy bows". Your sweet little angel has made a HUGE impact in Covington and even people around the world! She is an inspiration to everyone and so is your family. I cannot even imagine how you all are so strong during this nightmare. There are so many people that know Lucy and your family, and some people you don't even know that are lifting little Lucy up in prayer. She is such a little trooper and we all need to be taking notes from her and her courage. I know you have been angry,heart broken, and a multitude of other emotions. God never places more on us than we can handle and He will get all of you through this. He created us to be able to get through things that are tragic. Tears and a sense of shock will get all of you through this and help you to heal. I believe that this is one of those times that you will look back and see only one set of footprints. I think of you, Lucy and your entire family and pray for you all everyday. Your child has made a lot of us put things into perspective. Lucy is teaching all of us great life lessons and she doesn't even know it. God has had a plan for Lucy since before she was born. We all have to trust in God's will. You WILL, you will, you will get through this. Let God carry you.

    Blessings to you all,

    Wendy Butler

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