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.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

6 Years already???

How time flies.  Annie turned 6 on January 6.  It feels like it was just yesterday that she was this tiny
Look how perfect this baby is.

This is Annie at her 1st Birthday - a January Luau!

This is Annie at her second birthday.  Rett was fierce this year, she started battling breathing issues and was a very sick little girl but look at that smile here.  

 Annie's 3rd Birthday, Look at this happy girl, we had a PJ movie party with all her cousins!

Annie's 4th Birthday, guess what her favorite gift was!

Annie's 5th Birthday was at Chuck E. Cheese's and it was a "friends" birthday!  She had so much fun I think she smiled for 3 days straight! 
Annie's 6th Birthday
I have heard once that everyone you meet is either better or worse off from having known you (Yikes)  Well, in Annie's case there isn't a soul that she has left "worse off".  Annie is love and compassion and she spreads that wherever she goes.  In stores and at therapy she will smile at everyone she meets, looking them deep into their eyes until they acknowledge her.  So many strangers have been moved by her, I can remember one man asking me "where are her wings?".  That's Annie, completely blameless, in her 6 years of life she has never uttered a hurtfull word, never argued, never hit, never shown anything but pure love towards others.  Sometimes it makes me wonder why I ever hope and dream and pray for a "cure" she's pretty much perfect just as she is, rett and all (of course I would like to relieve some of the suffering).  I think this song by Steven Curtis Chapman sums up Annie perfectly - my living, breathing, priceless work of art.  


  1. She is perfect...happy birthday sweet Annie!

  2. love you both! happy 6th!! xxoo

  3. Happy Birthday Annie You are perfect! We wish for the cure so you don't have to struggle so much with your body! Your soul is absolute perfection!