Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy 26th birthday, Ryan!

Today my husband is 26!

(I very specifically remember some dark days this past spring when I doubted that my husband would reach this day.)

And he feels good today!  He looks great.  No, I'm not just being biased.  He looks exactly the same as he always has, handsome and healthy.

A recent picture of us.  Hottt husband.

I am so thankful for him.

Our celebrations are already pretty much over for his birthday, besides a quiet dinner tomorrow night with just the three of us in Chicago (more on that in a minute).  The BIG celebration was last weekend.  Last Saturday, I totally "got him" with a surprise birthday party!  Over fifty of our friends and family attended and it was a great time.  No, he didn't have a clue - I pulled one over on the world's biggest analytical mind!

"Ok, no more smiling...let's eat cake, Daddy!"

So now that things have quieted down, his actual birthday will be spent doing something very different than the norm: going to Chicago to get a scan done and to see what's going on inside his body.  Pray for positive news.  After last month's mediocre news, I could stand to hear something extraordinarily awesome & God-sized.  However, it's only been four weeks (two cycles) so I'm expecting not much will be different.

Please stop and pray for us today.  We ask for many, many, many more birthdays.  At least fifty more.

Then please do a couple of other things.

#1: Tell Ryan "happy birthday"! (You can comment here or else "like" his page on Facebook - look to the right panel of the blog and click "like" and tell him that way.)
#2: Share this blog post on Facebook, or send the link to a friend.  If you know of someone that would pray for us as we head into this week's scans, or you know of someone that could be encouraged by reading our blog, then please help us get the word out!  We need all the prayer momentum we can possibly get!


John waldo said...

Happy Birthday Ryan! Continuing to pray for God's work in your body, through your ministry, and for your family!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Ryan. Sending up big prayers for you & your family. Kristine

Lori Ray and family said...

Hope you have a great birthday Ryan. We prayed for you at Coffee Break as well as other times throughout the day. God made one of his most amazing children 26 years ago today!!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Ryan!! Praying for you and your family----Also praying that all goes well with your test this week. Howard & Ann

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Ryan!! Praying for you and your family----Also praying that all goes well with your test this week. Howard & Ann

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!! we are all praying for your strength.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Ryan! Praying that you enjoy many many more birthday celebrations! May you have good news this week and some peace in your heart.

Kelli Ritter said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy! I hope it was an extra special celebration for your entire family. I continue to keep you in my prayers. God is good and loves his children!

Ruth Babbitt said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Ryan! Praying for you and Kendra to "grow old together!"

Love you,

Anonymous said...

Hope you have an awesome Birthdday, Ryan!!! And positive news. We prayed for you and Kendra this morning... love you guys.
Julie and Fred Spica

Ryan said...

Thanks so much for the birthday wishes and prayer. We're so humbled by how many people have supported us and taken a burden for our story. You have all been a huge blessing to us as we travel this journey.