8.03.2011

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Today I turned 34.

I often tell people that the past 5 months have aged me at least 10 years.  But honestly, I don't feel a day over 25.  Really, I don't.  Even the heavy burden I carry everyday doesn't seem to be taking its toll too badly.

Anyway, today is my Birthday.

Bittersweet and wonderful all at once.

I miss my family, I hate cancer and life is going on full speed ahead without me. 

But I still have 3 beautifully perfect children, the most wonderful husband in all the world, fantastic friends who love me to death and the greatest family (mine and Erik's) that God has ever created. 

Today I will spend the day with my children, my friends and my family.  What more could I want?  I'll have everything that is important to me all in one place.  God is good. 

Today is going to be the perfect day. 
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47 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! You're right, sharing the day with family will be the perfect celebration.

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  2. Happy Birthday Kate! Love you, and continue to be strong! Your such an inspiration!

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  3. Happy Birthday! I continue to pray lots of prayers for little Lucy!

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  4. Happy Birthday! I hope today is a good day! Enjoy every minute possible.

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  5. Today is also my birthday. Happy Birthday to you and I hope you have a wonderful day!!

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  6. Happy Happy Birthday!! Hugs and prayers.

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  7. HAVE A BLESSED BIRTHDAY, KATE!
    WE CONTINUE TO LIFT YOU ALL UP IN PRAYER DAILY!

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  8. Happy, Happy Birthday, Kate! May you share infinite smiles, songs, & laughter with your family & friends around you on your special day!

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  9. Happy Birthday Kate!

    I hope you have a wonderful day with you family. I hope there will be lots of joy, smiles and cake! :)

    Always praying,
    <><

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  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATE from a granny in canada

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  11. Happy Birthday, it is a great day, it's my mom's birthday too. God chose this day for a lot of special people. Enjoy
    Prayers and Blessings

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  12. Kate, Happy Birthday, today is my mom's birthday too. God chose this day for lots of special people to be born. Enjoy.

    Prayers and Blessings
    Teresa

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  13. Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a wonderful day!! You definitely deserve it!

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  14. Happy Birthday! Praying for you always!

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  15. Happy Birthday! You share one with my dear husband! I just put a *very* little happy in the mail to you yesterday, with no idea that you had a birthday this week. Wish I had gotten to P.O. a little sooner. Regardless, this stranger in MS thinks of you and your Lucy every day, several times a day.

    Alice

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  16. Happy Birthday! Hope it's a wonderful day for you and your family. :)

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  17. I know you didn't post this so people would tell you, but Happy Birthday from someone you've never met, but that has been touched by your posts.

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  18. Today is a celebration of YOU. Yes, you have a great family, but it is YOU that deserves celebrating.

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  19. Hope that you have a wonderful birthday!!!

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  20. Happy birthday--it definitely sounds like you've got your priorities in line. Christ and family are the best gifts anyone could ever ask for.

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  21. Happy birthday from Northern Virginia. :))

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  22. Happy Birthday! With family is the BEST way to spend ANY day! :o)

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  23. Happy Birthday! I hope 34 is a magically wondrous year for you!

    ~A stranger named Holly

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  24. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You have handled this hard struggle so well! You have been an encouragement to me in many ways! I hope you have a WONDERFUL day and many, many, many, many, many more 'til Jesus comes! =) Praying for you and your family!

    Love,
    Allison

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  25. Sounds like a great birthday! Have a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  26. Happy birthday... Lots of hugs here from Brazil. I've been following your blog and pray every night for your sweet Lucy.

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  27. Happy birthday!!! Enjoy loving on Your blessings!

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  28. Happy Birthday Kate! May everything that you do today, bring a smile to your sweet face! You are also loved by total strangers, that think of you as a friend also (I do anyway). Keeping precious Lucy and your whole family in my prayers daily.
    May God grant you a day that you will look back on and remember with happiness, laughter, and most of all Love!

    Sending Hugs!
    A Mom-Mom in NJ

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  29. May God bless you and your family. Your strength, honesty, loyalty, love, and perserverence are an inspiration. To find God's blessings in each day cannot be easy given what's going on in your family. Yet you do find his blessings, and share them with us. These are tough times but I know that good days lie ahead.

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  30. Happy Birthday!!!! May God heal Lucy and next year you can celebrate at home with both families and all your friends! (((HUGS))) and prayers always!

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  31. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day with your family & friends. Hugs & prayers to Lucy, you & your family!

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  32. Happy Birthday! I hope that you have enjoyed your day...and I pray God's blessings on you, Lucy and your entire family!

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  33. Happy birthday Kate!! We don't know each other but my heart, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family every single day!!

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  34. Happy happy day! Much love to you and your family!

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  35. Kate,

    Today is my birthday, too! (I have a few years on you, though.) ;o)

    I pray that God will shower you with many wonderful blessings over the next year.

    Lisa
    (Brighton, TN)

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  36. Happy Birthday to a walk-the-Chirstian-walk-mama... God must be so proud of you. Hang in there, Miss 25 and counting! Thank you for sharing your Lucy-girl, as well as your family, with us. May He bless you (and your sweet family) with many more happy birthdays!

    Happy Birthday!

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  37. Happy Birthday, sweet Kate! May this day bring you everything that you deserve! Praying!!!

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  38. My birthday wishes are a day late, but my admiration for your strength and the inspiration that you and your precious family is always RIGHT ON TIME. It's amazing that so many of us are lifting you and your family in prayer, however, you see to ALWAYS to uplift so many of us with your wisdom and faith. May God always keep you and your family.....always. Happy Belated Birthday Kate. I saw this poem and it reminded me so much of your words above.


    THINGS CANCER CANNOT DO

    Cancer is so limited...
    It cannot cripple love.
    It cannot shatter hope.
    It cannot corrode faith.
    It cannot eat away peace.
    It cannot destroy confidence.
    It cannot kill friendship.
    It cannot shut out memories.
    It cannot silence courage.
    It cannot reduce eternal life.
    It cannot quench the Spirit.

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  39. Happy Birthday from the heart of another mom...may this day and the whole of the next year and your whole life be filled with blessings, healings, and answered prayers. May all your mountains be small ones. May you be carried by our Lord through any trials that come your way. And may you live to a ripe old age and see your children's children...God bless you today and always.

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  40. Happy Birthday!!! Today is my middle daughter's 4th birthday! I am training hard for St. Jude half marathon and have raised over 650 dollars for Team Lucy! Thinking of her every step of the way, especially when I feel tired and want to quit. Sending you and your family lots of love!!!

    ~Valli

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  41. Hope its a great day and that 34 marks the beginning of a year when you celebrate Lucy's healing. I pray for you all many times a day.

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