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Friday, June 21, 2013

Prayers from my treasures

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 Lexi~  Dear Jesus, please heal my cold tomorrow or Monday or Saturday or something, so Ivy and I can share water again.
 Dear Jesus, you are still healing my baby sisters heart and I'm proud of you. I know it's hard work but I know you can do this when you have time. And please heal our friend Teresa's heart too because it needs a new beat right away.
 Dear Jesus, thank you for making me an amazing dancer. I know you worked hard on that.

 IVY~ Jesus thank you for my food and Birthday parties. I love Birthday parties!

Lexi~  Lord you hear our prayers. Thank you for your word. Thank you for the turtle at Georgea's birthday party. I really hope I can get one just like it for Christmas last year. 

Thank you God for my sister and for making me born in China so Ivy and I can be the same! 

Psalm 40:1-3
I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord.

 Friends, let nothing stop you from believing in miracles! 

 And never miss out on a hidden treasure! 
 There are treasures all around you! And miracles still happen!

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Change is good

Pin It Life is so much different this week! Ivy Joy is 100% mobile for the first time in her life! She just walks all over the house, gets her snacks, climbs in her big girl chair (will have nothing to do with the highchair now), climbs in the learning tower, walks to her potty and goes pee pee, goes swimming with us and doesn't scream the entire time, will wear her water wings and swim from step to step in our hot tub (even though it is 100+ every day, Ivy and I are wimps and like our pool water to be heated!! We aren't heating the big pool, the big kids would not be happy about that, but the hot tub is big enough to swim in and is heated up for us wimpy ones who like the water to feel like a bath!). She doesn't ask to go bye bye a million times a day or to eat every 2 seconds because she is just having fun playing and being a little girl! Lexi is so proud of her and tells her so, constantly. 
These little girls... I tell you.... ARE SO SWEET!!!
Me..... well, I'm a little taken aback! I want to put bubble wrap on her head... and pillows all over the tables, cabinets  and doors. She scares me to death! When you are a tiny tot on blood thinner,  just the tiniest bump leaves you with a shiner and a trip to the ER. I want to let her go, and I am, but I will be found 2 inches behind her, running, ready to break any falls!!! We have waited SO long to get to this point! It is so exciting! Just would be lots more fun if she did not have to be on anti coagulants!  Regardless, We are having the time of our lives just being a regular family! Doing regular things!! Even have some trips planned! We can't take Ivy to pre school, sunday school, gymboree, public pools, any group indoor play classes. BUT...... We can travel, we can swim at home, and best of all..... SHE CAN WALK!!!!! 

Our Real Life Super Hero!

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Ivy Joy's 3rd Birthday!!

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Outside of the high temperatures,
It was the perfect day to celebrate being 3

Home from the hospital for less than 48 hours, our family had so much to celebrate. We were expecting to have been listed for a heart transplant by the time I made this post. But God is still working on this masterpiece and continues to surprise us with more time, more hope and more miracles!

The best brother in the world, our son Brady, was greatly missed at the party. He is severely allergic to horses.

 The mechanical swing was Lexi's favorite! 

 The sun was hard on Ivy but the love that surrounded her that day... it was magical!

 Every child on this play structure is from China!! 

 So many beautiful friends came to celebrate this special day with us!

I hope some day she will see the magnitude of joy and hope she has given to others! (I know, gray hairs and worry wrinkles too... but we won't tell her that part!)
Happy Birthday Baby Girl~ You are amazing!

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