"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them close to his heart, and shall gently lead those that are with young." Isaiah 40:11

Saturday, May 21, 2011

One Year Old

We could never have imagined that we would be celebrating Rachel's BIRTHDAY!!! Happy Birthday little girl.  We love you so much!!!  A lot of memories are flooding back of our first stay here at the Flames House a year ago.  God is Good.  I'll post pictures tomorrow, of the AMAZING cake that our chef has made for her...he has really set a new standard....WOW.  David and I went out for brunch this morning JUST THE TWO OF US!  I can't remember the last time that has happened.  Then my mom and I went out to buy her a special helium butterfly baloon and some flowers and now we're off to find some new 3 - 6 month sleepers for her because she seems to be outgrowing all of hers again!!

AND......Rachel's Great - Grandmother is here too!!!! She decided last minute to come with my aunt and uncle, cousin, and mom.  She packed in half an hour.  What a BIG surprise to see her here last night too!  So glad they can be here for her special day. 

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday dear little Rachel! Wish I could be there with you all, I hope it's a day filled with smiles and love and joy. Jen

Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Birthday dear Rachel!! Sending much love your way on this special day!! Cara Enns(Andruschak)

Alicia said...

Happy birthday Rachel! It's hard to believe you're one! Can't wait to see pictures!

Kathy and Carl said...

Rachel, happy birthday!! You are such a blessing and praying that you enjoy your special day. Did you get a lick of icing?

Brenda Funk said...

Yes, Happy Birthday! and I'm so lucky to be able to be here to celebrate! It has been an amazing year!

Meredith said...

Happy happy birthday to your little girl!

Valerie Ruth said...

Wishing I was there to celebrate!

fawne said...

So thrilled that you have made it to this very, very special day. Thank you Jesus for life! Hope you have a wonderful time celebrating.

Kara said...

Happy birthday, dear Rachel. You are a precious blessing to your family.

Anonymous said...

Rachel - you did it!!!
I remember praying for you and your family 1 year ago. You were told that you would live from 5 days to 2 weeks, (is that right?)...
Wow! Did you ever show them. You had so much to live for. You had so many reasons to live. I love how your body has made all these unusual connections to help you live. For example, your heart is so uniquely working, rerouted and rewired in ways that are absolutely remarkable.
Whatever happens from here on in, let us remember how hard you have fought just to be here, just to live, and LIVE you did.
I have seen so many wonderful pictures and videos that attest to that. My latest favorite is the monkey video. And I know that these pictures are only a glimpse of the living that you have done.
We are so happy for you Rachel in how far you have come. And we know that you have permanently enriched the lives of your parents, your siblings, your family and so many others, for just bravely living your life.
Happy Birthday.
Love Laura and Chuck and the girls.

Carlana said...

Happy Birthday, Rachel!!! I was so tempted to drive out to see you today! But I didn't since you have many family members there already and we hope to see you on our trip through in June. (I also would love to come out for the party next week but I can't because of work.) But my thoughts are with you and look forward to seeing the pictures! Happy 1 year birthday to SUCH a special girl.

Jobina said...

Happy birthday sweet beautiful little Rachel! I've loved seeing your pictures on here and reading all about you, I almost feel like I've seen you in person! Kendra and Dave, thank you for opening your lives and Rachel's to the rest of us on here...lifting you all up to Jesus in prayer day after day,
Jobina

Janet said...

We all had such a busy day today,but I didn't want to end it without saying ...HAPPY BIRTHDAY RACHEL :D.WOW! What a blessing!!
I was at another birthday of a baby who also turned a year today.Her name is Lara.Her mom is one of the mom's in our prayer group at the school.

I hope you card arrived on time.
I can't wait to see your pictures.
Night time for me.:o
Much love
Janet M

Carol Taves said...

I'm glad you had a great celebration! Happy Birthday, Rachel!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Rachel!! You don't know me but I feel like I have a glimpse of who you and your family are because of the blog. Praise God for the life you have lived and the things He has taught us all through you!