Sunday, June 01, 2008

Birthday Wishes and Sad News

It's hard to put both these things in one post, they each deserve their own, but I don't really know what else to do.....

Happy 5th Birthday to my sweet Lindsey! What a precious gift we've been given in her. Sometimes she tries our patience to no end :-) but I wouldn't trade a minute of any day with her, for anything! I love you little Wu!

Yesterday was our 4 year Gotcha Anniversary too. May 31, 2004 - a day that changed our lives forever! I am so thankful for my beautiful daughter.

The sad news is that my dad passed away on Friday night. He had been ill for some time and was currently in a nursing home so it wasn't totally unexpected, yet at the same time we didn't expect it. It happened pretty fast. He died peacefully with his four daughters at his side. We lost our mom last July so it's been a very difficult year for our family. We would appreciate your prayers.

More on everything at a later date. Life is going to be pretty busy for awhile...


Stretch Mark Mama said...

One of my troops just turned four as well. Great age!

And very sorry to hear about your dad. It HAS been a tough year for y'all.

Alyson & Ford said...

First, may Aly and I offer our condolences on the loss of your father. Expected or not the lost of a parent changes so much in our lives. May he continue to live in your words and deeds and stories shared of when he was with you.

Secondly,Happy 5th Birthday to Lindsey! CELEBRATE!!!


PIPO said...

My sympathies on the passing of your father. What a blessing that his four daughters got to be with him.

On a lighter note, Happy 5th Birthday to your cutie!

Martha said...

Happy b-day to Lindsey!

We are very lucky to have these little girls in our lives, aren't we? I think about it every day ... what a miracle it is that we were able to adopt from Communist China ... a country that couldn't be more different from ours and on the other side of the world! Lucky us! :)

Again, so sorry about your dad.

Magi said...

I know you must be going through so much right now. Condolences to you and all your family on the loss of your father.

And a big happy birthday and anniversary to Lindsey. What a bittersweet weekend for you.

dogowner said...


Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the joy of your children help you through this very difficult time.

Julie, Phil and Dora

PS Happy Birthday Lindsey

Anonymous said...

Eileen, Very sorry to hear about your father. You and your family will be in our prayers.

Happy Birthday Lindsey!!!

We are so very blessed to have these precious little girls in our lives.

Amy in Oregon said...

Eileen, you and your family are in our prayers!!

Jeff and Amy said...

Eileen, so sorry for your loss, will keep your family in my prayers.

Big Birthday wishes for your sweet Lindsey, looks like she had a wonderful birthday. Look just like a little princess with her little crown.

KiT said...

So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sending birthday wishes to your precious girl.

Beth said...

When it rains...right? Congratulations and Happy Birthday girls! You need to be strong for your mama right now and give her lots and lots of hugs. Eileen, I'm so sorry to read about your loss. You and your family will be in our prayers.


Stephanie said...

So sorry for your loss. My mother is currently ill and I just don't know, when the time comes, how I will be able to handle the loss of a parent. My prayers are with you.

Jackie Sue said...

Eileen, Happy Birthday to Miss Lindsey! I am so sorry about the passing of your dad. Loss is so so hard. I pray that you will know the comfort of our God in a deep abiding way. Hang in there...sometimes its just about survival! Blessings to you and yours.

Carrie K. said...

I will be praying, Eileen. (Hugs)