Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Celebrating Wyndham's Birthday!





Today our family is celebrating Wyndham's 10th birthday! We kept it simple- as we do most things around here and that meant Crew was helping me bake a chocolate cake at 9 am this morning. The only kind of chocolate cake I liked when I was a girl was my mom's Wacky Cake recipe. So when Wyndham signed that she wanted "Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting" to me when I asked her about her birthday cake I knew I was going to make her a cake from scratch.
She deserves the real deal!
It's hard to believe that she is actually 10 years old. I still remember everything about the day she was born- and a whole lot of the events that have transpired over her decade of life too. Teagan was so proud to be a big sister again and she and Chip decided on the name Wyndham. Weighing in at only 4 lbs. 6 oz. and yet being full-term, we should have known Wyndham was extraordinary from the very start.
She has been through more ups and downs than any of the rest of us in this family and yet she has a smile on her face so often and a glimmer in her eye that only fades usually only during her extreme medical challenges.
I have cried out to God to spare her life more than once. I have also wondered why God has allowed so much suffering her life so many times too. Too many times to count. And still God gives her grace for all she goes through. And some of it rubs off of her onto the rest of us and we feel strength and grace from God through her.
That's pretty amazing for a little girl who can't walk or talk right now and just turned 10.
She is very special and loved by all of us who are lucky enough to be her family. She is loved by a lot of friends and family near and far too.
As rough as she's had it, I have this feeling that if she could talk she would tell you that she feels like a lucky girl more often than not.
We're really hoping that she starts gaining more strength to be able to walk again soon. The fact that she has overcome so much in the past 10 years makes me believe in her for this current challenge and for future ones too.
Happy Birthday, dear Wyndham!
You are so loved and we hope you enjoyed your simple birthday party with us today. Love, Your Family

15 comments:

christine said...

Happy Birthday Wyndham. You are beautiful. Your mom is magical. Your family is the best!! Enjoy that special cake :)

65 Roses for Marcia said...

Happy 10th birthday Wyndham!! It looks like you had a very fun party with your family!!!

~ Patricia ~ said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to YOU Wyndham!! I hope your day was wonderful in every way. Your cake looks delicious! Have fun being 10!

Anonymous said...

We love you too Wyndham! You are such a great little kid, and you've been such a trouper during your surgery and recovery. I'll always remember your birthday because it's the same day as my moms.

Nancy Peacock

hiswife518 said...

Aw! Happy Birthday Wyndham!

(And I love your new blog header, mama!)

Emily - Delightfoods said...

What a great and cute idea for a little ones' birthday! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, beautiful girl!! You are an inspiration to your family, and that is good, but did you know you are an inspiration to many people that you have never even seen? You are an amazing girl, and you have an amazing family, and I wish all of you a super blessed year.

JP said...

Happy birthday, precious Wyndham! Jody, you may not feel it much lately, but to me, you are simply amazing. Your faith inspires me. Happy 2011 to you and yours!

Leanne said...

Happy Birthday to your special little girl!!

My name is Amee said...

Happy 10th Birthday Wyndham!!! I love your Mom's Blog and love reading about you and your family! I hope you have the Best Birthday ever! :)

Melissa said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WYNDHAM.

Lisa D :) said...

Happy Birthday Wyndham! Jody, this post made me cry! Your Wyndham is SUCH an inspiration and such an example of strength and courage and beauty. I know we've never met but I just want to thank you for sharing yoour beautiful family here on your blog. Give Wyndham a great big birthday hug from a big fan in Florida!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Wyndham!

Love,

Jane (Australia)

Regina said...

The kid has AWESOME taste in cake - and a marvelous family all around!!! Happy Birthday, Wyndham -and may there be many many many happy days ahead!

Liz@Violet Posy said...

Happy Belated Birthday Wyndham!! It looks like she had a wonderful day :)