Phoebe turns three today. She is busy and joyful and always has something to say. She is boisterous, tenacious and so much fun. She is amazing and has come so far. She is full of life. She is mine, and so I am biased, but she really is something special.
Each year we celebrate with Phoebe is amazing. We are so grateful to be able to watch her grow and thrive, despite all of the ups and downs and challenges that her life has brought her. To watch her you would never know the challenges she has faced, and if you ask her, she will tell you that she is just fine.
After what Phoebe has been through to be here, each day is a big day and reason for celebration, but birthdays are extra special. I have been reflecting a lot recently on Phoebe's journey and on all of the people we have met who have helped her to be who she is today. We have a lot to be thankful for and many people to thank.
I always come back to St.Jude and all that they have done for our family. I don't know where we would be without the doctors and staff there. They saved us when we had nowhere else to turn, and they kept our family whole while doing it. I have decided to give back to this wonderful hospital in a way that I know how, and so I am running the St.Jude Memphis half marathon in December. It will be the second anniversary of Phoebe's second and more successful transplant. A transplant that we hope will continue to save her and keep her cancer free.
I made a short video to honor Phoebe's journey to age three. She has endured more in her three years than most people will in a lifetime and yet she continues to smile and take on everything that is thrown at her. She inspires me.
Happy birthday bright and shining Phoebe Rose.
I have been having some technical difficulties on this site lately, so once again you have to copy and paste the links.
Below is the link to the video:
And here is the link to team Phoebe Rose Rocks, running for St.Jude
Thank-you for continuing on Phoebe's journey with us ...