Birthday Roundup

Birthdays are a REALLY big deal around our house.  Long before Lucy's got sick, we celebrated each birthday several times.  There was the day of celebration, the classroom party, the big birthday party, the family birthday party.  You get the picture.  

These days we really celebrate.  We have learned through tears and many prayers that life truly is worth celebrating.  We never take a single day for granted and we are sure to never overlook the importance of each passing year.  My heart has been so full this past week marveling at how far Lucy has come from her birthday celebration 2 years ago in the hospital.  God has been so good to our family.  His graciousness and mercies have been our salvation.

(yes, those are newly pierced ears.  Her birthday present from her Mommy and Daddy.)

So, this Sunday we wrapped up Lucy's birthday extravaganza with a lunch with my family.  Erik's parents were able to be there, too, which made it very special.  Celebrating with friends is very special, but there's nothing like the love of family to remind you how very blessed you are!

Erik's Aunt and Uncle from Wisconsin.

Happy Birthday Lu-bear.  I love you more than you will ever know.  
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  1. Happy, Happy Birthday to Lucy! Praise God for all he has done! Thank you for sharing your story. We continue to pray for all of you!

  2. Happy Birthday Lucy, from your biggest fans in Switzerland :-)
    I can't get over how WELL Lucy looks in all of her birthday pictures. Seriously, I know you all have a long road ahead, but Lucy is looking great - truly happy.

  3. Lucy you are looking great and so grown up with those pierced ears.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful birthday with us.
    WA State

  4. Kristen FriedlandMarch 11, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    I am so glad that Lucy is doing so well! Happy birthday to this amazing little girl!

  5. I have a 6 year old named Matthew and I call him "Moo-Bear"!

  6. Love seeing her so happy and her little earrings are lovely!


  7. Happy Birthday Lucy! What a fabulous weekend.

  8. Lucy is the most amazing little girl, she has never lost that sparkle in her eye. She truly is one in a million. Happy Birthday sweet girl! Enjoy your cute earrings and being 7!!!!!

  9. Happy Birthday Lucy, I am so happy that you are having such a great BIRTHDAY celabration. You sure deserve it. I am so happy to see the sparkle in her eyes and her face so full of life and that amazing smile that has appeared again. What an inspiration to all and she is a true blessing for all of us to follow. Kate, I m sure that she gets this from following her family, in these photo's you can see the love that you all have for one another and off the subject a little but you look so much like your dad and I love the picture of Ella, wow is she getting big.

  10. Hello, your story caught my eye..have you ever considered the fact that the foods we eat, gmo's are linked to diff types of disease...and perhaps that diseases can be reversed with certain foods, superfoods, supplement, vitamins. Also, have you considered that there is a actual war going on in our country and world around us to depopulate. its called depopulation agenda and its the reason why the food and water supply is all messed up. its on purpose to sicken and sterilize the world population..check "food as a weapon" youtube and "proof the government is killing"...if people spread the word, perhaps people will "wake up" little by little

  11. Thankful for wonderful memories.