Thursday, April 22, 2010

You're Invited

I just cannot believe that Lily is going to be one in a few days. What a nice birthday present!
Dave and I went back and forth as to whether to have a drop-in like we had for her 6 month or whether to have a regular party. We decided to have a party. Well, more like a celebration.
Because we wanted to have a slideshow of Lily's first year, we knew our house wasn't the place to be, so we're going to have the party at our church instead.
If you'd like to come, you are certainly invited. Our plan is to have the slideshow of Lily, give a little information about Trisomy 18 and share how Lily fairs with the condition, and praise God for this blessing he has given us. Our friend, Momma Ray, is going to talk about miracles, and then we're going to show another slideshow--this time of other Trisomy 18 miracles (still accepting pictures of YOUR miracles, by the way. Just email me at And unless things change, we're also going to have a little live entertainment from a local musician named Chris Ndeti, who just has to be one of the best female singers I've ever heard. (You can go to YouTube and see her rendition of "Don't Stop Believin" to hear her sound.) Gosh, I'm so excited!
So if you're close enough to us, come celebrate with us on May 2 from 2:00-3:30 at Fairview Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 1101 Carolina Ave., North Augusta, South Carolina 29841.
And if you can't come, but you'd like to send Lily a card, you can send it to Lily Smith, 607 Hampton Ave., Belvedere, SC 29841.
What an accomplishment for this little girl! It's been the most difficult year I've ever experienced, but it has also been the most rewarding. Funny how suffering works. Romans 5:3-5 says it all.

1 comment:

  1. I am so happy you are having a celebration. I hope you video the whole thing so we can see. Blessing to Lily and your family.