Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wish Granters cards

Cicily has been very happy to recieve more mail lately.  Her Wish Granters - Liz, Czerina, and Michael have sent her random cards over the last few weeks.  It really makes her day to get her own special card from her wish granters!  I think everyone should have someone like a wish granter in their life when things are rough.

(I love all the paper from the envelope strewn around Cis - that's how she gets her mail open!  It takes lots of time and focus to get those pieces free.)

This card came on the perfect day. Cicily was really sick (which is saying a lot for her) for a couple weeks. There were a few days in a row where we only saw one or two smiles a day. This card came on one of those days and it was good to see that little smile. Thank you! (excuse the unzipped jammies - she was hooked up to breakfast)

I wish to. . .

Go to Disneyworld with my family!  It's going to happen in January!!! 
We still can't believe the generosity.  We talk about Cicily's wish every day.  She is beyond excited.  It's lovely to have something so amazing to look forward to! 

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Never as happy as with her sisters

Cicily's Scripture

Our family has been memorizing scripture passages lately.  Our latest is a scripture we've termed Cicily's Scripture.  It's from the New Testament when Jesus' deciples ask him if a man who is blind sinned or if his parents had sinned. 
John 9:3 "Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him."
Fortunately we don't live in a time or believe in a faith that teaches that God punishes people for committing sins by giving them or their family members disabilites.  We love the second part of the passage that says "the works of God should be made manifest in him". 
I've always had great respect for brave people who are willing to come to the world and live in a difficult body.  I know Cicily was willing to come to the world in her body so that the works of God could progress through her.  I'm so proud of her for her bravery and wisdom.
I love it when someone tells Cicily or lets me know how her life has made a difference in theirs.  It good to hear of the benefits of her sacrifice. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Front teeth

 Cicily lost her two front teeth!  It wasn't your standard 6 year old wiggling a loose tooth for weeks event.  But why be standard when you can be Cicily!  She was crawling on our hard floor and fell on her teeth.  One tooth popped out immediately accompanied by a lot of blood and the other tooth followed later that night.  Cis was obviously crying at first, but then became pretty happy after a few minutes of snuggling and talking about what a big girl she must be to lose her two front teeth.  She was excited to leave them under her pillow that night so the Tooth Fairy could come and leave her some money.  Now she'll proudly show you her grown up toothless smile!
Cicily loves being a big girl like Maya with no front teeth.  We had to hurry and get a picture of their toothless smiles before Maya's teeth grow in.