During the latter part of the day we all celebrated Alyssa's 21st birthday. It was a great time and we had the whole family plus Maranda's boyfriend Zack over plus Camden who now is officially Alyssa's fiance. It was a really cute evening when Camden put together an elaborate way to ask Alyssa's hand in marriage. They've been together 4 years now so it's long overdue. He played their first song and they slow danced out on the deck. After the song he knelt, pulled out the ring and asked if she would marry him. The whole family was very emotional and our little Macey Moo cried too. I held her as Camden proposed and she sobbed right along with the rest of us. It was a very special evening for everyone. All I could think of besides giving away one of my daughters in the distant future was a wish that Macey had a good guy that loved her and was beside her through this ordeal. Macey has so much to give and her sweet personality would be a gift for anyone worthy enough to receive it. For now, we'll work on getting her better and give her all the love a family can give.
A special thanks to everyone who has been so thoughtful and so helpful. Even the tiniest things, a short email, a phone call, a post on facebook etc, expressing your love and support for Macey not only helps her, but gives the family the needed fuel to strengthen our wills and encourage our already tenacious state of minds. You can knock this family down, make us sick, challenge us in any way imaginable, but our love, our bond, is eternal, unalterable, and unyielding. Strength and love are juxtaposed in this house and will remain so.
Alyssa and Macey showing their matching diamond heart pendants
Camden giving Macey a big hug
Kylah wheeling Macey to the exit of McDay Dee
Mom, Dad, Kylah and nurse Karen, escorting Macey out
All the girls last night
Left to Right: Erica, Alyssa, Macey, Maranda, Kylah.
Alyssa and Camden showing Macey some love.
Camden proposing to Alyssa.
The newly engaged couple with Mom and Dad
Camden and Alyssa slow dancing.