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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Joy

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 When I read stories about children all over the world, praying for little Ivy. Grandmas and grandpas calling their adult children for an Ivy update. People going through their own difficult journeys and remembering Ivy to help them stay strong and press on. So many stories, all saved for our little girl to read herself some day. I can't help but well up and give thanks, even though the road for us, for her, has been anything but easy. 
It is a Joy to share our baby girl. To share her strength, her determination, her zest, her love for life, her adorable grin, her journey. 
We are wearing our joy shirts today, celebrating another great cardiology appointment. Ivy will have her next heart catheterization in California in February. Until then, we are just going to continue to love every second and spread our joy!!! 
Life is good! God is great! We are blessed!
We love you all!







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19 comments:

Betty said...

Love that kid! She has so much grit and determination and is so darn expressive!
Party on Ivy, Lexi and family. I hope you have nothing but joyous days ahead.
xoxo from a grandma

Debbie Sauer said...

She looks wonderful! Blessings

Shay Ankerich said...

Precious baby and we are blessed to intercess for her! Blessings and love!!!

Shay Ankerich said...

Precious baby! We are blessed to intercess for her!!! Love and blessings!!!

Jane Doe said...

She looks so healthy! God is good! :-)

Dawn said...

Oh My Gosh...how great is Ivy? I am just wiping away happy tears!! THANK YOU GOD for keeping her safe!! Thank you for sharing her with us. We have learned so so much from her and her AMAZING family!! Continued prayers heading your way from NY for more happy family memories and happy days for such a mighty warrior. SHE IS PURE JOY!!

Unknown said...

Yay, so happy for the great update! And that hat! She looks so adorable and so happy and strong! When Hannah picked gray I hesitated thinking that a 3-year-old wouldn't have anything in her wardrobe to go with gray. Silly me; how did I ever forget? It's perfect! I know what shirt I'm wearing today!!! Sending lots of xxxoooo. Have a great day together!

Wendy Ditmars said...

Yay, so happy for the great update! And that hat! She looks so adorable and so happy and strong! When Hannah picked gray I hesitated thinking that a 3-year-old wouldn't have anything in her wardrobe to go with gray. Silly me; how did I ever forget? It's perfect! I know what shirt I'm wearing today!!! Sending lots of xxxoooo. Have a great day together!

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite photos! JOY!!!
Beth

Anonymous said...

Me again - just wanted to comment on the muscle I'm seeing develop on her legs!!! That is a great cardiac sign! I love it. Her heart is working well enough now for her to gain weight and muscle. Praise God!
Beth

kim said...

"JOY" doesn't even come close to expressing what this little ...huge... gift has brought to so many. The life lessons are beyond words! Love her, love you all.

maggie k said...

Love to see pictures of Ivy looking so healthy and happy! Thanks for sharing this one today. Love MK

likeschocolate said...

She is the true meaning of JOy!

Anonymous said...

Your precious baby is amazing. Continued prayers for your sweet peanut. ~Holly

the beatties said...

Thank you so much for sharing your little Bundle of Joy with us. Ivy's zest for life is infectious!
with love to you all
Marilyn & Brian

Big Happy Family said...

A little miracle girl indeed. Love you Ivy. And love you too Lexi.

Ragena Joy said...

She is a JOY!!! A blessing to pray continually those prayers of intercession for her & your family, watching God work in so many ways!
SO GLAD to see that SMILE!!

Anonymous said...

So HAPPY to see Ivy soooo HAPPY!!GOD BLESS!! Blessings,Cathy in Illinois!!

Our Family said...

Awesome! Love seeing her look so good and so happy! Thank you for sharing her story!

 
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