This Current Chapter



(Wrote this earlier this week and forgot to hit publish! Ooops!)


I'm dreaming in mushrooms, gnomes, tea cups and fairies right now. There is moss and glitter on our dining room table, contents that are being put together for a wreath and Sookie's fairy crown for her big birthday bash on Saturday. Lately around here it is long to dos and then celebrations when we get those to dos turned into big exclamations of tada! (Thank you Whippy Cake!) This current chapter lately is warm weather in the 40s leaving me itching for spring and all things rain coats .....and yet learning to embrace what is, today, right in front of me. A never ending and always worth reminding lesson in my story and life.

We are singing abundant amounts of both Pink and Frozen songs around here. Changing up the Pink lyrics to more appropriate Sookie level. Example? I'm gonna drink my milk, I'm gonna drink it now, Let's turn off the lights! And I love you tonight, I'm alright!

I'm reminiscing about this time 4 years ago I was cursing the fact I had to stay pregnant a few extra days because Fed Ex doesn't do deliveries on weekends. We donated my placenta for research (since, at this point, less than 10 women with cystinosis had experienced a successful pregnancy) and it needed to be overnighted to San Diego and therefore, I could not be induced on a Friday. Oh, life...you are funny. 






43 comments :

  1. Happy Birthday to your miracle. What an adorable coat. Hope the party is lots of fun.

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  2. Such a fine day for a birthday!!

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  3. Sounds like a great day! Thanks for sharing it! Best Regards, Wendy http://wendybottrell.com

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  4. It is such a blessing to know that your child is a miracle from God. Enjoy her. We are empty nesters, but are now enjoyinig our grandkids. Such blessigs!

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  5. Just stopping by to Hi via the SITS comment love week! Fist of all Hi, second of all so admire you courage, third of all, what a beautiful blog site with beautiful photographs. You are creating such a wonderful photo journal and legacy for your daughter! Take Care, Thea

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  6. Happy Birthday to your sweetie pie! She is cute as can be! I know that she must be super special to you, especially since you were able to overcome the odds to have her! What a blessing!

    I'm visiting you from the SITS Comment Love event. Have a great week!

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  7. What a beautiful little girl!! Miracles happen everyday and she is one for sure. What courage you had to go through a pregnancy. Your pictures are beautiful and I love the look of your blog. You really are a Happy Girl. www.mylifeabundant.com

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  8. Late happy birthday to Sookie! She is really super cute on that photo. Children are a blessings. Glad to find your blog through SITS comment marathon.

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  9. She is a beautiful little girl. I hope she had a birthday full of magic! You should post pictures of that fairy crown... I'd love to see it! #CommentLove #SITSBlogging

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  10. What a cutie! Hope her birthday was full of beautiful memories.

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  11. Happy birthday to your beautiful girl! What a lovely post. And Frozen music is pretty big around here these days, too. Luckily, I like it, too.

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  12. Happy Birthday! Great to see you're so thankful for everything :)

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  13. Happy Belated Birthday to Sookie! And wow! It sounds like you have one heck of a birth story. We're happy that you beat the odds. Looking forward to following along in your journey.

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  14. Your daughter is beautiful. My girls are all walking around singing Frozen too--and we haven't even seen it yet; just all the previews on YouTube! Coming over from #SitBlogging. (http://creativekkids.com)

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  15. What a beautiful daughter and inspiring story you and she have. Visiting from the SITS Commentathon and glad to have found your blog.

    http://www.momssmallvictories.com

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  16. look at that smile!! oh, that's worth all the fairy dust and mossy knolls around. As a mama to a five-year-old girl myself... I know the Frozen soundtrack by heart myself :) so happy even if you did have to wait {!} that her birth story led you here.

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  17. Your daughter is gorgeous. Your story is both amazing and inspiring. I was not familiar with Cystinosis before reading your blog. You overcame some incredible odds. I look forward to following your journey.

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  18. Happy Birthday to your little girl. She is just beautiful! And your photos are stunning. What an inspiration you are.

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  19. Happy Birthday sweet girl! This is so beautiful and she is just adorable! Love that photo!!!

    Can't wait to read more.

    L,
    Vicky
    www.themummychronicles.com
    #CommentLove #SITSBlogging

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  20. Happy birthday Sookie! That smile is enchanting. #SITS

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  21. Happy Birthday to you both! Your daughter is beautiful.

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  22. Your daughter is so pretty. Happy Birthday #sitsblogging

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  23. Happy Birthday to two lovely ladies! Your story is inspiring, and life certainly makes you smile.
    Visiting from SITS

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  24. What a great story of why you had to wait to be induced. Love it!! Happy birthday little one!

    Stopping in from SITS comment love challenge!

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  25. Thanks for sharing your story, your daughter is beautiful and full of life! Stopping by from the SITS comment love!

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  26. Beautiful photos and Happy Birthday! Your story is very inspiring. I look forward to reading more and following your blog #SITSBlogging.

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