“If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. I'll always be with you.”
~A.A. Milne, from "Winnie the Pooh"

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Re-Births and the Parties that Go With Them

Dearest Bug,

We had the first of many re-birthday parties for you today. A time full of family and friends, good food, and of course, cake (which sadly you didn't get any of this time!) celebrating the brand new life that was created the day that you got a brand new, fully functioning heart.Plus I think it's only fair that since your brothers both get TWO birthday parties every year, you should too!
You weren't real sure about all of those people invading your house for a little bit...but you seemed to adjust. Eventually. You spent some time checking out Grandma and Grandpa.....

and even spent a while swinging quietly with Grandma outside, away from the hustle and bustle, listening to her sing you songs about Jesus.......

You impressed Great-Grandma Betty with your noise making, as well as your superior conversation skills.

And modeled your new outfit from Mommy's friend, Marj, amid enough camera flashes to make any superstar mighty jealous indeed.

All in all, it was a truly fabulous day. And I find that I so look forward to the future parties we'll have to commemorate that July day, your healthy heart day. If not for that day, you might not be here to celebrate your real birthday or the one after that. I am so grateful to have you in my arms. :)
"My scars remind me that the past is real. I tear my heart open, just to heal."~Papa Roach

Your scars are there to remind you of where you have been, as well as to give us hope, promising us a chance to imagine where you are heading. On to bigger and better things, I'm sure. 
My hope for you is that you will never forget where you have come from. That you will view your scars with pride. That you will always see yourself as strong and beautiful, because you are. That you will never ever doubt how very much you are loved. But most of all, that you will always know how very proud we are to be your family..........

 I love you to the highest star, to the deepest ocean, to the moon and straight back again.
Happy re-birthday, my sweet wee Bug!


  1. Beautiful post. Looks like everybody had a really good time!!! Happy re-birthday Liddy!!!

  2. She looked so adorable in these pictures!! Lovely post :)


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