Why We Have A Wheelchair in the Back of the Car 

Is this not the best. picture. ever? Lily and her best friend, Bailey, right after their orchestra concert, looking so sweet and beautiful. And just to the right is the annoying little brother who can't leave well enough alone and just stay put.

I love this photo. Because it's just so real.

We are beyond proud of our little girl, who faced some personal demons last Wednesday night. Not only did she step up to the plate (so to speak), she hit it out of the ball park.

Tuesday is Lily's birthday. Do you know what she wants for her birthday? A wheelchair. Yes, this is the same child that wanted crutches for Christmas two years ago. But now she wants a wheelchair. She wants to train her dog, Buddy, to visit sick kids in the hospital and she wants to get him used to walking alongside someone in a wheelchair. So you bet your bottom dollar we got her one. Craigslist to the rescue again! David went to pick it up and it's in the back of his car until we can give it to her on Tuesday.

I'll be sure to post the pictures. I just can't stand how great she is!


Deirdre said...

I love that girl so much. Happy early birthday, Lily!

Julie said...

So awesome. What a kid!

Melodie Monberg said...

love it! All of it, story, picture and dog!

Kim said...

oh. my. word! I love that. she is beautiful inside and out!

hotflawedmama said...

what an amazing testimony that she was able to get up there and do it! yay!!!

and seriously with the wheelchair? i'm sure those moments give you strength more than we can imagine.

love you

jayme said...

That picture cracks me up. Lily is such a remarkable young lady. (and she obviously has a remarkable family who encourages her to be exactly who she is)!

Mama Papaya said...

I love her. I do. So much.