Birthday Pictures

This morning I fore casted that today was going to be a perfect day.  I wouldn't exactly call it perfect, but it was pretty darn close.  Other than the fact that it was 109 today....

I met my sister and Maddie, Amanda and Sarah with Jack in tow for lunch while my mom sat with Lucy and Ella at the hospital.  I had given mom the hint that Lucy really wanted to decorate the room for my birthday.  She was insistent on us having a party.  Anyway, we met for lunch at Salsa and had a great time.  The babies were great and the conversation was just what I needed.  The girls went in and gave me a gift card to Gould's day spa.  Maybe one day soon I'll be able to use it.

When I returned to the hospital, a little party was set up for me in the playroom.  Since we can't have but 2 people in Lucy's room we did the best could.  By the time we were all here to celebrate Lucy was asleep.  We tried to get her to wake up, but she wasn't having it.  So we decided to go on with the cake and ice cream.  Cake that I couldn't eat and had no interest in, but we knew it meant the world to Ella and Lucy.  After we celebrated for a few minutes we put everything away. 

Wouldn't you know that right after we did Lucy woke up in hysterics.  It took us 30 minutes to calm her and then we had to recreate the birthday party.  By that point, I was so worn down I was an emotional mess.  You can tell in the pictures below that I have been crying.  It was a very bittersweet birthday for sure.

One of my favorite pictures of all time.  This hug meant more than any birthday present I could have received.

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  1. I love that last photo.... instant tears!

  2. I am praying so hard for you and Lucy right now... I can barely see thru my tears as I type. You have to know how many people are praying. People that are total and complete strangers to you, like me, I can tell you this .... you are so blessed to have a devoted husband who loves you and your children so much to stand by you. I don't have that. You are blessed. I pray God will reach down to you and just create a miracle in your life...soon... very soon. I would never have your strength... because I don't have your support system surrounding your. My 9 year old daughter and I pray each night this ends for you and Lucy. Stay strong (my friend, whom I have never met )... Shawna

  3. I pray for Lucy daily and this last picture brought tears to my eyes. I then started to chuckle thinking oh my goodness how silly for me to be crying when I don't even know you but I wanted you to know Lucy has touched so many hearts. Your family is an inspiration. You have made me realize that even though my days are crazy busy we are blessed to have those days. I pray EVERY morning for God to heal Lucy completely and for your whole family as you are apart. I read so often and don't write anything but today I wanted to just let you know we are praying in Illinois for your family. God is a miracle making God and I truly believe that he is going to move mountains for Lucy and use her for some very big things in the years to come! He has already started by giving her the strength and courage she has shown through all of this. Your family is amazing and an example to others of Gods love and strength. You are one strong Momma!! Holly