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We went to Shriners yesterday for Davey's new set of and orange this time.  While there, we registered Maggie as a new patient at Shriners.  It felt surreal putting a patient sticker on her too.  I've been apprehensive about this appt. for a couple weeks wondering if Maggie would need orthopedic care.  The doctor checked her out, head to toe, and everything looks perfect.  AMAZING!  While Davey was getting his new casts on, there was a newborn baby right next to us getting her first set of casts.  I remembered how hard it was four years ago to hold my new baby with casts.  I wanted to tell that sweet mom, "It gets easier."  But honestly, that's not true.  So instead I said, "Doesn't it just stink to have your baby in casts.  Good thing she is so cute."  Then I gave her tips on how to keep pee from stinking up the casts.

On the way home, Davey and I heard, "Just The Way You Are" on the radio.  He learns all sorts of songs during his bus rides to school.  So we sang these words:

You know, I'd never ask you to change.
If perfect's what you're looking for then just stay the same.
So, don't even bother asking if you look okay.
You know I'll say:
When I see your face, there's not a thing that I would change
Cause you're AMAZING just the way you are.

Amazing cookie by Walmart...simplify.

Amazing clay bracelet.

 Amazing race car driver.

 Amazing cousins.

 Amazing present from Hattie and Papa...decorated lunch sacks.

Amazing birthday bike.

Amazing birthday at the cabin.

 Amazing friend.

 Amazing Rapunzel...not Kate's party.  I'm not that amazing.

Amazing Davey with his first set of casts.  We decorated them...accentuate the positive.

Amazing color combination.


  1. As our texas friends echo: amazing grace! We are so grateful for Maggie's good news. And how we love sharing in the celebrations of all sorts! Dave's casts are my new favorite color combo:)

  2. In just one hour my daughter has fallen in LOVE with your family. Am I surprised-no, not in the least. You are wonderful people. I'm excited she has the chance to get to know you and your kids. I hope you love Maddy as much as I do. She raves about Davie and what a neat kid he is! I wish my family drew people in like yours does.

  3. I just love you Millie. I'm so happy about the latest news for little Maggie! What a roller coaster this spina bifida stuff is, eh? I love that picture of Mandy with Maggie, it's just the cutest! And I love Kate's new bike. Also, I think Davey and I have this super brain wave connection when it comes to his color combos. The first set was pink and green (my wedding colors) and now the orange and blue which were my jr. high school colors. Keep rockin those casts Davey!

  4. Pa...Amazing Grace, so true. Emily...your Maddy is as sweet as they come. We loved having her cheery smile sit with us during church. Thank you for sharing her. It was so nice to be able to change Maggie's diaper without worrying about what the kids were doing on the pew. about a brain connection!

  5. YOU are amazing! Davey's new casts are our families favorite color combo - go Broncos! Thinking about you and praying for you daily. I was recently looking through some of my baby pictures and ran across some of us when we were little. Maggie totally looks like you! It was so fun to compare pictures! Love you!

  6. YOU are amazing! Davey's new casts are our families favorite color combo - go Broncos! Thinking about you and praying for you daily. I was recently looking through some of my baby pictures and ran across some of us when we were little. Maggie totally looks like you! It was so fun to compare pictures! Love you!

  7. Davey, those are the colors in my kitchen! Love them! Such good news about Maggie! Little blessings!
    Love, the Hanna's

  8. Love all those pictures. You're family is truly amazing! Thanks for sharing them with us through this blog. I love those decorated lunch sacks. Kate is so lucky!

  9. Millie you're the best! You are a amazing woman.

  10. I love it when a song I've heard a million times takes on a whole new meaning to me in my life. You are a amazing. That's the word we always use when we are talking about you and Matt. You guys truly are AMAZING!

  11. Exicited Movement for The Family Holder People That want to Share his Personal View in The Blog..I am Happy when We met All Family with each Other Any Type of Location Specially In Our Mom & Father House...


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