Saturday, January 19, 2013

Celebrating with Noonie...and an update!

Tuesday night we celebrated Noonie's birthday by taking her out to eat at one of our favorite hibachi grills.
We wasted no time giving her our presents...
First up, a beautiful painting from our resident Picasso...
A special pair of PJs...
And the sweetest little dogwood blossom earrings that I fell in love with for their meaning...
When the dogwoods bloom in the spring, the blossoms resemble crosses. Each petal bears a mark like a nail print on its outermost edge, and the circle in the center of each flower suggests the crown of thorns. The dogwood blossom, then, becomes a beautiful symbol for Christ's Passion.
{via: James Avery}

I know this is a season in my sweet mom's life and when she emerges victorious over the cancer, she will bear the mark of having gone through this painful trial...of having carried this cross...but the beauty that will radiate from her will be striking.
Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday dear Noonie...
Happy Birthday to you!
We love you more than words can say, mom!
My mom's 2nd surgery has been moved from January 22nd to January 29th as we wait the result of a special test that will help map out our next steps. I humbly come to you and ask you to keep her in your prayers, especially on Jan. 29th.
Thank you!!
 XOXO,
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11 comments:

Kris said...

Of course Jessica!

Lili said...

I so loooveee your pictures, seriously they are amazing!!!!! Congratulations again dear Noonie :)
Thanks a lot for sharing such a beautiful story, I love the meaning of the dogwood blossom. I will be praying for your health and a speedy recovery Noonie. Take care, may God hold you in His hands!!!!!!

Lili
Sweet Blessings & Learning Treats

Shanna said...

What wonderful pictures! There will be many prayers coming your way.

Miss Wibbly said...

xxx

Jay Jay M said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Noonie!!!

Carrie77 said...

You really are the best daughter a Mom could have... those earrings are such a thoughtful and endearing gift. I will keep your Mom in my prayers!!

Lindsey said...

oh my! I just saw that about your mom! I am so sorry but I a praying! She will come through this with flying colors!
Happy Birthday Noonie! She is such a great g-ma!

Bennett has the same Angry Birds pjs!

Elisabeth Ferre said...

Praying :)

Sarah said...

I love how much you love your sweet mom :)

Sheila said...

i will put your sweet mother on our pray list with our ladies class at church. You have a remarkable way of sharing your love for her and your family on here and it is so beautiful...I think your mother feels as blessed as you are by having a wonderful daughter like you. May you have a blessed day. God bless
sheila

Virginia said...

It was a great birthday celebration, thanks to your planning my dear daughter. All the birthday gifts were VERY special and meaningful; but the best gift of all is the love that we all share with each other. That is priceless!
Thank you God for another year of life.