Courage for Kennedy – Journal

October 12, 2006


Category: General,Gratitude – Melenie – 9:20 am


Our precious girl turned 6 at 9:18 this morning. Wow! And the best news? This year she is running, playing, laughing and she is not hooked up to any chemo! As many of you remember, last year she was inpatient in the dreaded 3530 getting high dose Methotrexate and recovering from treatment. Not today, my friends! No, she is enjoying her new DVD The Little Mermaid, eating everything in sight (no tube feeds for this girl!), looking forward to having her favorite Hitchin’ Post pizza and can’t wait for her party on Sunday afternoon! Does life get any better than this?

NO WAY!! Today is a day of celebration! Today is a day of rejoicing! Today is a day to praise our all mighty God who is the giver of life and protector! Life is such an amazing gift and I have to use one of my most favorite quotes ever! As Auntie Mame would say, “Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!!!” So, today, in honor of Kennedy and the gift of life that is precious beyond words…go out and enjoy the banquet! Do something new! Choose a new path! Grab an adventure! Be kind to others! Pay for that person behind you at the drive thru! Sign up for that language class! Offer a loving word to someone who really needs it…maybe yourself! Remember…do not waste a minute…we can NEVER get back time…so take the kids to the park or share a candlelight dinner with someone you love. No matter what you do today…live.

Please take a moment to send birthday wishes to Kennedy either through the comments or her guestbook. Today is a VERY special day!


2 responses to “HAPPY 6TH BIRTHDAY, KENNEDY!!!”

  1. aprilb says:

    HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY, KENNEDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    From Joshie Brenneman

  2. Becky says:

    I’ve been thinking of Kennedy all week and what an awesome birthday this is for her! Some moments I’ve even been in tears as I think of just how glorious and special this day is for her and for all of you. Happy Birthday, Kennedy! We love you!

    The Wilsons

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