Friday, August 6, 2010

isaiah is 8!

Isaiah at 4

Isaiah at 8

We are having a hard time getting our heads around the reality of the last 4 years of Isaiah's life.  It might sound surprising, but we're just beginning to feel the freedom to process much of what he's experienced.

Last night, his aunt Gentry and uncle Ryan gave him an amazing "done with chemo" gift.  He's thrilled and has been walking around the house with this massive sword all morning.  For half of his life, he's been fighting.  We're proud of his great attitude.  He seems older, much wiser (which, for me, is tinged with sadness), and very strong.


Nicole @Team Pipkin said...

Happy Birthday Isaiah!

Nicole & Isa

Annelies said...

Enjoy your cake, blow out those candles and know that those who are even FAR away are wishing you the most wonderful birthday and blessed year!!!

Rebecca Unfried said...


We hope that you have a wonderful day today!!

We love you,
The Unfrieds

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Isaiah! Sierra had so much fun playing with you at the beach last week! Have a great day and super party tomorrow!

Love, The Lebos!

Cyn said...

Happy Birthday I-Man!
Hoping it was the best birthday yet! said...

This is a beautiful week of celebrations. We are super excited to celebrate with you today! Love you INO!
Steve and Angela