Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Madison!

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I can't believe my little girl turns five today.  Did I ever tell you just how amazing this girl is?  She just really is a very special little girl and for those who have spent time with her will most likely tell you the same thing.  She has endured so many things in her short little life some which have left scars and battle wounds but there also is so much joy and excitement for life that overshadows all the pain she has witnessed.

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I will never forget a day about a year ago, when Gavin was in some sort of crisis at home.  I remember the feeling of panic that was rushing through my body.  I yelled for Madison who came into Gavin's room and asked that she help me hold down her brother so I could attend to most likely his central line that I think he may have pulled out.  I remember looking over and watching her hold down her brother's arms and she just kept saying "shh shh shh," trying to calm her little brother down.  That day I realized that this little girl was special.  It pains me to know that that was only one of many times she was put into a situation that no child should have to deal with -- but it was are reality -- it is are reality.

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Life I have said in past posts -- I firmly believe that God has had his hand on this little girl from the day she was born, holding her tight when Mommie and Daddy were fighting for Gavin's life, and shielding her heart and eyes from things that would make a grown man turn away.  She is destined for great things -- I'm sure of that.

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So to you my little girl -- my not nearly a toddler, not preschool anymore but still not yet a kid -- I love you with all my heart.  I wake up every day and renewed by your zest for life.  I pray that this is your year.  


This is your year to find healing and peace -- your year to learn how to be a little girl.  

35 comments:

Kris said...

Happy Birthday to Madison. She is one special girl with a very special family

Jodi R said...

Happy Birthday Madison, we think of you a lot, we hope you have the best birthday ever<3. xoxoxoxox

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to a very special little girl. Hope you get to do something special today!
Tina

Brayden'smom said...

Happy Birthday Madi!

sarah said...

Happy 5th Birthday Madison!! Have a fun filled day!!

The Sutherlands said...

Sweet girl!

Happy Birthday from Texas!!!!

carrie-anne said...

Miss Madison...Happy happy birthday to you. God does have his hands on you and he has awesome things waiting for you. Be blessed today and everyday sweet girl!
from all of us to you!

kyna said...

Yay Madison!! Happy Happy Birthday from the Leyvas! We love you!

Cory said...

Happy Birthday to a beautiful girl! You deserve all the happiness and fun today and everyday can bring! I am sure you are off from school with all this cool snow we got so enjoy it!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Madison,You and your family are thought of often.

Bronx Cataldo's said...

Happy 5th Birthday Madison.
Hugs from the Cats in the Bronx

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday, Madison!

Tiffany Lockette said...

Happy 5th Birthday Miss Madison. Sending you love and hugs all the way from Atlanta Georgia!! Hope you have an extra special day.

Lorra said...

Happy 5th Birthday Madison!! I hope you have a very fun filled day. You look so pretty in the pictures Mommy took of you. You are a very sweet little girl.

~ Katie ~ said...

HAPPY 5TH BDAY Madison!! I believe she is destined for great things also.

C's Mommy said...

Happy Birthday Madi!!! I too am praying this is Your year!!! You just get more and more beautiful everyday!! Hopefully we'll get to have lunch again soon since we will be your neighborhood!! Sending lots of Birthday Love from Texas-
The Cates

Baylee and Blair's page said...

Happy Birthday Madison!

She is such a strong brave little girl. Baylee is the same way... There were many times I would ask her to help me with sissy's belly wrap or meds or something and she would sit there and talk to Blair and calm her down! They are stronger than we think sometimes! She will probably grow up to be a Dr. or nurse! :)

Hugs - Tiffany

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Madison!!!

stacy kline said...

Happy 5th Birthday Madison ! Hope its a great day, despite all this snow we got.
Stacy Kline

Ellen said...

Happy Birthday Madison!!!

britta said...

Happy Birthday Madi! Someday I know you will change the world for the better. You have already done so much at such a young age!

JayCee said...

♪♫Happy birthday to you...happy birthday to you...happy birthday, dear Madison....happy birthday to you! (and many more!!)♫♪

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday to you Madison. You truly are an amazing little girl and that smile of yours always lights up our lives! We love you so much Maddy! Love, Melissa and Kevin

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Madison, Happy Birthday to you!
She is a special girl, and one who won't be scarred by any past experiences. It was her "normal" and she will be more empethetic to others because of it. Hope you had a great day! Enjoy!
Debbie S. in CT

Stephanie said...

Happy Bithday Madison!

Lisa Marie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADISON!!! She is so beautiful! She always SHINES and will do so even more this year I'm sure! God bless you all!

tripntwinmom said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Sweet Madison! Hope you have a wonderful birthday with all of your friends and family. Wow! 5. What a GREAT age to be!! :)

Thomas Family said...

We hope you had a wonderful birthday Madison!! You are such a special little girl.
Sending you love,
Nora, Sarah & Montana

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Madison!

Lisa said...

Happy birthday to a beautiful little girl! My daughter also celebrated her 6th birthday yesterday! God gave us these precious girls...we are so blest! So happy that you guys had a great day!
Be well!
Lisa :)

Gilda said...

Wishing you a Happy Birthday ! From the Diaz family in Crowley, Texas.

Coco, not as in Chanel :) said...

She is a beauty from the inside out :) God Bless you and yours!

Happy Birthday Madison (I love the name :)

OHN said...

Madison, happy birthday (a few days late :)

You are now a whole hand old!! AWESOME!

I hope you had a great time :)

Kelly said...

She is such a beauty. Hope she had a wonderful day.

I left you some sunshine on my blog. You really inspire me to cherish every moment with my children. Sunshine to you. :)

Cathy Davis said...

Happy birthday (a few days late) from Birmingham, AL! I hope the day was as special as you are!