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Grace’s 3rd Birthday {two little miracles}

On Grace’s first birthday {one month before her diagnosis}, we had an amazing birthday miracle. It was the first and only time that she has ever reached out and put birthday cake into her mouth. On her second birthday, she was quite lethargic and didn’t really care about anything going on so that was difficult for us.

But yesterday was her 3rd birthday and it was the best one yet. She was super happy, super connected and super aware that everything was all about her. And we also had a couple little birthday miracles! When we showed her Nanny’s gift and told her it was from Nanny, she very forcefully and intentionally shouted “NNNNNA NNNNA”. She totally nailed her ‘N’ sound and that’s the first time she has ever uttered an ‘N’. The second amazing thing that happened was that when we presented her with her cake, she BLEW THE CANDLE! Not hard enough to put it out, but we were astounded and she was very proud of herself.

She had a bit too much cake, I think, because she puked it up in the night 🙂

wanda kolo - November 25, 2011 - 8:27 pm

Happy Birthday Grace…you look so beautiful and happy on your special day. We love you!

Janie Beaumont - November 26, 2011 - 8:29 am

Happy Birthday Grace, so pleased you had a lovely day, you are just so gorgeous, you really look like you were anticipating your present being opened… lovely xx

Lea - November 26, 2011 - 4:23 pm

That is indeed a wonderful birthday miracle! What a blessing!

Beckie Amidon Austin - November 26, 2011 - 4:57 pm

I always look forward to hearing about Grace…bless you all for sharing your beautiful little girl with all of us…

Happy Birthday Grace!

GRUMP GRUMP - November 26, 2011 - 7:33 pm

What a beauty! Congratulations and love frrom your Great Grandpa!

j hastings - November 27, 2011 - 3:31 am

Dear, Stephen, Elizabeth, Grace and Boys,
I was at your mom’s on Thanksgiving meeting Kay(e)sp? and Francis
and Francis was showing me pictures on Facebook when your pictures of Grace’s Birthday came on the screen. I had a very strong feeling that she was interacting with you all and knew exactly what she as doing! She is special and A-adorable. I also saw the parade with Elijah waving. Oh my. I want to tell you that when I met the Gills I felt like I had known them forever. What nice families you have surrounding you. Love to all and Happy Birthday Grace.

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