Today is Alexa’s 10th Birthday!


Happy Birthday to my sweet, amazing hero!

She came into this world 1:58 pm on Wendesday September 29th 1999

Weighing in at 9 lbs, 20 inches.

I was told to expect her to be still born , and if she even made it through my pregnancy she would enter the wolrd limp and lifeless, not breathing on her own,  and would need a lot of help to hopefully get her breathing.

Well,  she came out fists clenched, kicking and screaming!

A fighter then, a fighter now.

You can read her story –>here (if you never have)

I cannot even tell you how much emotion comes over me each and every year she grows! I could write a book on all that, let me tell you! I cry every year we sing happy birthday, and try to make sure she doesn’t notice. They aren’t sad tears, but she wouldn’t understand that yet.

This person that I was told would never be,  is here. This person I was told would burden my life,  never has. This person who has overcome more than most people ever will in a lifetime,  and has fought hard  in  her 10 short years.

Everyday-a true gift. Everyday a testament to God’s love and will. Everyday-NOT a burden but the biggest blessing I will ever know.

I look forward to MANY, MANY more decades of not believing how much she has changed, grown, learned and loved or beaten the odds, proving them wrong.

I cannot believe I have a 10 year old. I don’t feel old enough!! I feel like I’m 23, when I’m really 31! LOL! I cannot believe how fast the time has passed since I nourished her inside me, then held her little body in my arms, and now she a decade old, and is giving me attitude! LOL!

I know Alexa has a purpose in this world, even if it was to open my eyes to it, and teach ME new things about life DAILY. Or open my heart in ways I never knew exisisted.

She has, and will continue to touch many hearts, and lives. Through her achievments I pray she opens the minds of MANY and their thoughts, misconceptions, limits and feelings towards people with “special needs”. A term I personally loathe, as I feel she isn’t often the one with the “issue” 😀 If more if us were like her, the world would be an amazing place.

I’m so thankful to be called her mom. I had no idea what this journey would be like, but I wouldn’t change a THING.

I love you Alexa.

You just keep on growing and conquering the world!

 Nothing is impossible for you.


Birthday UPDATE: The chance of me getting the Hannah Montana tickets is zero to none, so we are going to see Disney Princesses on Ice in Jan. in lieu of a party, as she decided that would be more fun.


Now on a stamp related note:

Sorry I have been busier than you can even imagine, so that is why my lack of posting and lack of a million other things! LOL! I will have peeks to share this week though!

Starting today All That Scraps begins revealing their new stamp release!

Check out the blog for you chance to win one—->HERE!

So that being said-Today I celebrate my little miracle. Tomorrow we will get back to stamping.

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share