Last weekend Tuesday and her sister celebrated their second birthday! It is a moment so many of us parents take for granted. I guarantee Tuesday's parents were thanking God for granting them the gift of being able to celebrate this milestone with their daughter. There was certainly a time not so long ago when doubt may have started to creep its way into my mind. Of course then I reminded myself this is Super Tuesday we are talking about and she has decades worth of birthdays left to celebrate. She is going to have alot going on in the next couple months including more chemotherapy and a major surgery. The family needs just as much support now as it did during those dark days in the PICU. Please stop by JK's blog and offer a prayer of encouragement.
In addition to Piper and Tuesday's birthday, their mom, JK, celebrated her birthday. Members of my online group of twin mothers put together a prayer quilt for her birthday. It is the culmination of hours of hard work and is truly one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen because each square represents so much love.
I am proud to say that I wrote the poem that went on the back of this quilt:
Each square a tiny work of art
Both a message and a prayer
Friends bound together
In the journey we all share
Tuesday's child full of strength
Her eyes so full of fire
So many battles fought and won
So many hearts inspired
Though distance may be between us
Our love is always near
Envelop yourself in this quilt of hope
And feel our hugs appear
Finally, this past weekend a benefit and silent auction was also held in Tuesday's honor in Colorado. I wish I could have been there but finances dictated otherwise. A whopping $15,000 was raised in a matter of 2 hours. This shows just how many lives Tuesday has touched and how many people care so much about this family. I know that JK has been so overwhelmed with gratitude for all that has been done for her little girl. Even if you can't afford to spare a couple dollars to contribute to Tuesday's cause you can still say a prayer for her continued progress and her family's continued strength. May they all continue to inspire.