Monday, November 15, 2010

bittersweet. but mostly sweet.

so today i am 27. and in theory it should be a little bittersweet of a day. i mean i have cancer. that is sad and hard and we hate it. but instead i have chosen to think about all the sweet things about this day and this year. first is justin. he set up a secret photo shoot of ava. our friend matt captured everything about ava that makes ava...ava. i love it. then he made a mini version of the photo collage for next to my bed that says..."momma you are half way there." and yes we are. halfway. thanks for loving me and for you all you do. this is not fake, babe. this is my heart. promise. then comes ava. this is my first birthday where i have been a mom. and words can not even begin to express what she has done to my heart. she is starting to say more and more words. and last week was a big week for her in terms of her vocab. she is growing and she is a joy. (took a little break in my post...jus and i needed to chat a bit...we are back on the same page). actually i am a little sad right now. its hard to celebrate my birthday feeling like i do. but i am trying. really. i promise. from my dear family...thank you for my new hoodie. that i have not taken it off since friday night. kinda gross. but i love it. thank you for our new prints for the bedroom. they are not officially hung yet, but they are resting on the headboard waiting for there permanent home. thanks for my uggs. my favorite clothing apparel of the winter. thanks for my new clothes and my nook gift card and for my nook (not book. its nook. its the barnes and noble e-reader...there was some confusion about that). it is not even 11am and the birthday wishes have already been pouring in since midnight. thank you. this will always be a memorable one. as justin walked out the door for a little lunch meeting he said..."can this be your birthday week?" and i happily replied..."of course, babe."

29 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Libby-Wishing you Many more.

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  2. Happy Birthday Libby, i hope you have a great day!! Praying for you

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  3. I read your blog, and love that it is so real. I am praying for you and your family. I hope that you have a great birthday!

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  4. Happy birthday Libby!!!!!! Next year, 28, will be cancer free! (As the Pentecostals say, " I am speaking it into existence!"). Love you!

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  5. Have A Super B-day Libby ... Enjoy to the max...

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  6. Happy birthday from a sister-in-Christ in Goodlettsville, TN (just north of Nashville). I found your blog a couple of weeks ago. I have read your story and continue to read your new posts. Know that I am praying for you and your family. Hope you have a wonderful birthday today and throughout the week! God bless!

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  7. Happy Birthday Libby! Oh and next year will be just an memorable because it will also be the celebration of you beating cancer and being cancer free! GO AWAY CANCER you are not welcome here...

    How sweet of Justin to have photos made of your princess, buy you fun gifts, and ugg boots I loooove Uggs, since Ive been sick they are my go to shoes I have 3 pair lol and my Kelcee she just turned 4 she has matching ones to match mommy oh my LOL

    xoxo
    Summer

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  8. Thanks for clarifying for those of us who thought you were hitting the n instead of the b on accident. Hope you have an incredible birthday week!!
    Love you all,
    Mandy

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  9. Happy Birthday! Many great ones to come!

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  10. Happy 27th birthday Libby! Every birthday is a gift from God. Have a wonderful day and our thoughts and prayers are continuously with you and your wonderful little family!

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  11. Happy Birthday! So much better to have a year begin overcoming cancer than a year ending battling cancer. I always say that my New Year does not start on my birthday or New Years. Rather, it starts when God gives me the theme of the next stage. I think it sounds like this New Year is the Year of Overcoming! Blessings and Joy to you!

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  12. Happy Birthday! We're birthday buddies (I'm 26 in Newport News) and I've been reading your story and praying for you guys. I'm the type of person who LOVES the birthday so I'm wearing a sash in my 2nd grade classroom and all of the kids made me cards because they're darlings. Remember that your Ava will do the same for you in 7 years when she's in 2nd grade. I wish you all the best!

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  13. Happy Birthday Libby!! Love you & hope your day continues to get better & better!
    Always praying...

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  14. Happy Birthday! A friend of mine had a link to your blog on her blog about a month ago, and I've had it in my favorites ever since. I go through the list and think, "I wonder how she is doing today?" and I am always grateful for an update. You are in my prayers. Here's to #27 and all the rest you will celebrate in the coming years and decades ahead of you.

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  15. HAPPPPPPPPPY BIRTHDAY LIBBBYY ! i love you oh so much libby<3

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  16. Happy Birthday Libby...
    Enjoy all the special moments of today. Praying continually for you.

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  17. Happy Blessed Birthday Libby. This is YOUR day! THis is the day the LORD made for YOU! You are an inspiration to us all!

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  18. Happy birthday Libby and wishing you a world of more birthdays, cancer free. I am amazed at your strength and fight and your great love of your family through everything. Hope you enjoy your birthday week!

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  19. Dave and Jennie WellsNovember 15, 2010 at 5:13 PM

    Happy Birthday Libby! Ava is beautiful just like her mommy. Praying for you all daily.

    Jennie Wells

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  20. to my beloved little sister...i hope that you are able to enjoy this day...and this whole week-as it's your birthday week-tell justin i think it's a great idea! so glad you are "cozy"...ps drake took the sippy for a bit from jason!! :)

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  21. Again...HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIBBY. Love the pictures...good job Justin.

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  22. cause who would turn down a birthday week?!?! Glad the day is wonderful, and I'm jealous of the UGGS! I've decided that I love that look and can't wait to get my own pair!

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  23. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIBBY!! I heard your b'day wishes on the Channel 13 noon news today...you're special to so many people, even strangers like me!! The photos of Ava are beautiful, and the idea of a "week-long" celebration is something you definitely deserve!!

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  24. Happy Birthday Libby!!! God bless you today as He does everyday! I LOVE the photos of Ava! Perfect in every way!!! :) Praying that today and this week are a wonderful celebration of you!!!! :)

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  25. Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day, you truly are loved! Can't wait to see some of the pictures of Ava!

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  26. Happy (late) Birthday! I hope your day rocked!
    Carley

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  27. I have a birthday week as well, and so does Hubby. Hope you have a fantastic day!

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  28. Happy Belated Birthday, sweet Libby! I love your picture gift of Ava - so precious! Let this whole week be your celebration - you deserve it! Love you, Ann

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