Scott and Bridget met in 1993 and were married in 2001. In September of 2003 we welcomed our first miracle, James. 16 months later we brought home our second miracle, Annie. And in October of 2006 our family was complete with miracle #3, Gracie. Rett syndrome entered our lives when Annie was diagnosed on May 19, 2006. This is the life of the MacDonald family as we juggle 3 small children and battle Rett Syndrome until Gods perfect time when we are cured.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Feeling Great!

It's funny, whenever Annie goes through a tough time or some sort of illness or sickness when she finally starts feeling better we see a huge increase in her strength and endurance. It's like Gods way of showing us that He is with her every step of the way. We LOVE it!!! Here is a little video of Annie doing some amazing 1 hand walking, tons of smiling and even a little stop to giggle! The camera man is James, if you couldn't tell he's also Annie's biggest fan!
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Wednesday, March 19 marked 4 years since Annie's diagnosis with Rett Syndrome. We took the "anniversary" as an opportunity to honor Annie and the 4 years she has spent successfully fighting Rett Syndrome. Scott and I took her out to dinner - just the 3 of us. This was VERY special because Annie doesn't always eat that much so when we all go out to dinner she typically shares my meal but this time, she got her own! We went to Rochester Mills because they offer gluten free items on the kids menu!!!
Then the 3 of us headed off to the library to see the therapy dog (Annie usually see's Lucy or Annabelle on Wednesday nights with Grammy). I just LOVED seeing Annie with Lucy! What a bond those two have!
We finished off the night with a ride in the Chevelle! Annie just LOVES her rides in the Chevelle, what girl doesn't like to feel the wind in her hair??
After 4 years we continue to believe that Annie WILL be healed, that she is held in the hand of God and that He "will restore health unto her and heal her of her wounds"!

1 comment:

  1. I can't tell if I am crying because I was so deeply encouraged by your words and faith or by Annie's strength or by James who is such a sweet big brother. Any way, they are happy tears, thank you for sharing!

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