Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday Kaidence (& an update)

(Kaidence at Hopekids Princess Party last spring. Of course she had to wear her crown)
Happy 4th Birthday to my Miss Kaidence! I cannot believe you are 4 years old. I think back to that beautiful snowy morning that you were born. It was so peaceful and still. It was so quiet outside that you could here the snowflakes fall. It has always stood out in my mind. Now I can joke that it was the calm before the storm. I am grateful that I was given the calm that morning. It almost like your Heavenly Father was bringing you down himself to me. It was beautiful as were you. You had VERY DARK long curly hair. So pretty. Now your hair is long and blond. When you got sick your curls went away but they are starting to come back. Maybe that's why you have so many snarls in your hair.

Looking back to when you were sick I never looked this far ahead. It was minute by minute. Of course I had hopes and dreams for you but I was too scared to dwell on them. I needed to protect my heart. We celebrated your month birthdays knowing that you may likely never see your 1st Birthday. Your Angel Heart came to you and here you are today. How blessed we have been to know such wonderful people. The gift they gave, they gave to all who know you. We love them with all that we are.

You are getting to be such a big girl. Okay, not weight wise. You weigh about 32 lbs. You keep your pink doctor kit, hospital badge they gave you and your purse with princess cell phone packed by your bed. You told me it was there for when you grow up and that you want to be a doctor and help sick kids. You then asked if I thought it was a good idea...of course I do. You'd be a GREAT doctor. You love riding your bike, in fact you are getting a new princess bike for your Birthday tonight. You will be SO excited. You love going to the cabin. Yesterday you packed your suitcase for the cabin trip in JULY! You make me laugh. This September we will try Preschool again. You were so sad when your heart got sick last year and you couldn't go to Preschool but I have loved having to myself a little bit longer. This summer you became a big sister. You love your little brother and take such great care of him. He has been a blessing to all of us! This Fall you get to go to DisneyWorld! It was a gift for your dads graduation from Nana and Papa and you cant wait (neither can I.)

Your persistence and love for life Carry me along. This summer when you got sick, I was worried you wouldn't make it to Birthday #4. It re-instilled many things in my heart. Mommy's are supposed to be the teachers in life and the kids the ones learning the lessons. For me it has been the other way around. You have been my greatest teacher and I have learned lessons that I am afraid could not be taught any other way. Kaidence, I love you with all my heart.

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!


Ok, So I am terrible at blogging. Same old stuff around here. Christmas was wonderful and we have all been healthy through the winter until February. From then on, its been a joke. Carden has had RSV and that has been a stinker to get over...he's still not over it. Kaidence has been sick off and on. More on than off this month. Therefore we have funky drug levels in her blood that make her get terrible headaches and a sick tummy. As of now, she sounds awful. She was up last night with a fever and cough. However, she was so excited for her Birthday. She woke up around 10 and her door was already decorated for the big day. We watched Strawberry Shortcake until really late and her fever broke. She has so much energy this not so much. She cannot wait for her party tonight. I can tell that she is still not feeling great. Ok, its really not a party because everyone is sick. She never gets much of a party this time of year SO we decided to do one for her this summer. A half birthday party. Summers just a better time to party for an immunosuppressed kiddo. She deserves a real party too.

Mike walked for graduation 2 weeks ago and that was great. McCaden took 2nd place at the Pinewood Derby (We were literally blow drying his car just before walking out the door). We were shocked by the win to say the least. The other day McCaden was watching the news and was totally disgusted when he heard that two "serial robbers" had robbed a place. He turned to me and said "that is just so stupid. Why would two people rob someone and still a bunch of 'cereal?' Ha, Ha, I couldn't stop laughing. Carden is slowly growing. He is 13lbs and eats like a little piggie. Not sure where all that food goes. He loves his Jumperoo. Camden is still girl crazy. How he loves the ladies. He is excited to try his hand at Baseball this year. He is also a smart little stinker at school.

I think that wraps it up for us. Thanks for checking in!


Kinders said...

Happy Birthday. You are a cute little girl. Hope you had a fun day.

Kinders said...

P.S. hope you feel better soon.

Becca said...

What a journey it's been for you guys in four years! She is such a miracle and a blessing. I totally agree on what these spirits have taught us. Totally priceless! Happy Birthday Miss K!

Denise said...

We loved your 4th Birthday party, and loved watching you ride your new bike. You're such a joy to us and you continue to teach us what faith is.

Love - Nanna and Pappa

carolyn q said...

I loved your post and letter to Kaidence, very heart felt.
It was great to see you on Saturday even if we didn't get to chat very long.
Sending my love and Happy Belated Birthday to Kaidence. . .Hoping she gets over this bug soon.

Smilen Champ said...

Hi Kaidence
My name is Jenna and I came across your site. u are a brave courageous fighter and a hero. I was born with a rare life threatening bone disease. My site:

Em said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!!!!

Summer said...

Happy Belated birthday Miss K!! Sorry to hear you guys have been sick.....'tis the season. Hopefully Spring will bring sunshine and healthiness!

Lots of Love, Mason's Mommy

The McOmie Seven said...

I'm SO glad that you guys are having such a great time. Happy Birthday K! Shauntelle, I'm just wondering if you could email me. I have a few questions about transplants.