3/29/2006

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRACIE!!!!

Today is my niece Grace's 5th birthday (Actually I am a day late; her birthday was yesterday, March 28 but I was sick and had to go to the hospital - sorry Grace - a little problem with Hypoglycemia). Grace is a very special girl. When she was just 3 years old Grace was diagnosed with Leukemia. It was a pretty difficult time for my brother Jamie and his wife Adrienne. Grace has dealt with all the doctors, needles, stays in the hospital and ongoing chemo with true gusto. She is in remission although her chemo program and course of treatment is 3 years long with constant monitoring of her health and lots of visits to the hospital. It is a lot for any person to handle let alone a little kiddo. Grace has been fortunate to have great care and medical attention. Prior to the chemo Gracie had big bouncy curls although her hair is growing in nicely again. She is very cute on the phone when we talk to her and Nick has a real soft spot for her.

This is Grace with her sister Annabella. My brother and his wife found out they were having Annabella the same day that Grace was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with Leukemia.

Grace is a real girlie girl. Her favourite colour is pink and she loves Barbie (she also loves cows and her cousin Nick). Grace loves ballet and swimming.

Gracie, your Auntie Cindy, Uncle Ed and Nick want to wish you a super big birthday!!!!! We want you to know that we love you lots and are always sending positive thoughts and energy your way! Keep on fighting!

11 comments:

Dipsy D. said...

Happy birthday, Grace! I love the photos of her, she's such a sweetie and already a real beauty!

Samantha said...

What a sweetheart. Happy Birthday Grace! :)

Vicki Knitorious said...

Happy Birthday, Grace! She looks so spunky and cute -- gorgeous eyes.

Can't help but giggle at little Annabella's "hair"!

Jenn said...

They are so cute, the both of them!

Rhonda said...

Happy birthday, Grace! Both are such cute little lambs. I could pinch their cheeks... sweet!!

Melissa said...

She is so beautiful! Happy Birthday Grace!!

amanda cathleen said...

awwww!! She is just too darn cute! : D Happy Birthday Grace!

Cathy said...

Awww! She is so beautiful, you can see a wonderful spark in her eyes. I hope she had a terrific birthday.

I also hope you are feeling better.

amanda said...

She is adorable! And so brave =)

Celtic Knitter said...

She has the most incredible eyes! Get that kid a modelling gig!!! It reminds me of that woman that was on the cover of National Geographic who got all the media attention for her eyes.

kelli ann said...

what a beauty. look at those eyes!