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~They told my parents that I had a slim chance to make it...


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~that was wayyy back then...
a.k.a my 'prologue' to life!
...today:
.
.
...Thankfully I've survived !
&
just like the darling little girl above,
I'm so happy & blessed to be able to celebrate
my very own Birthday Today! ~WooHoo!!!
~XOXO*
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-Pics from a vintage KODAK tutorial & promo book

88 comments:

Leah said...

Happy birthday sweetie... everything happens for a reason. You are here now because you will serve a purpose.

Have a wonderful day! And don't forget to thank the greatest being for the miracle of life. xoxo

kendalee said...

Happy Birthday to YOU!!! May it be filled with everything that makes your girlie heart glad to be alive and celebrations galore! xo

photojoy said...

Great post! Thank you for sharing this. YOu gave us such a birthday return? present for us to let us know the miracle of life.
Happy Birthday to you! Best wishes to your parents.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh honey big hug and congrat's from me to you. Happy Birthday!

I loved the clip, though it bought back tough memories. My twin nephews were born at 25 weeks, everyday could have been their last for what seem like so long. My little fingernail was the size of their hand, and they were were kind of transparent. But hey, they have celebrated their fourth birthday :)

The staff at the wards do a tremendous job.
xoxo

Jan said...

I'm so glad you turned out to be a miracle !
Have a great day Lenore ! xxx

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Yay! Happy birthday and more wonderful ones to come!

JamaGenie said...

Congratulations on surviving Premie ICU! A slim chance is better than none, right? Happy Birthday!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Thank You so much ladies!
~CheeRs*

Frau said...

HappY BirthdaY! I hope your day is extra special!

SabinePsynopsis said...

7 already?!??! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Lenore! Wishing you a great day. xxx

Nora Johnson said...

Happy Birthday & big hugs from us both, darling Leonore and many, many more wonderful ones to come!

Have a wonderful day!

XOXO LOLA & NORA:)

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Dear Sabine,
I'm sweet sixteen, remember?
~wink-wink*

Irina said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUU, HAPPY BIRTHDAAAAY TOOOO YOU!
congrats for the blog <3 *following*

Carlene said...

♥¨`*•.¸happy birthday!¸.•*´¨♥

Anonymous said...

HAAAPPYYY BIRTTHDAAYY lenorenevermore! <3 Chrystelle

Leah said...

hap-hap-happy birthday to you!!!!

Homemaker Man said...

Happy Birthday, kid. We're glad you're here.

Bob said...

Happy Happy Birthday!
Happy Happy Birthday!
Happy Happy Birthday!
Haaaaaappy Happy Day!

Kay said...

Woo hoo! We all are! Happy Birthday, hope you are doing something fabulous!!!!!!! :)

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Yes Kay,
they are throwing a small party tonight!

~Thank you everyone, your kind words made me even happier!

bunny, The Paris House said...

Happy Birthday Fabulous Lenore!! I bet 16 is indeed Sweet...I can't wait until I turn 16 :)
Have a wonderful birthday and an evening of celebration.
You are the best!!
xoxo

The Cottage Cheese said...

I knew we were lucky to have you in this world, but I didn't know just HOW lucky. So happy you're here, the world wouldn't be as bright a place without you in it :) Happy birthday Sweetie!

abigail said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day.

McVal said...

Happy Birthday! Miracles are amazing!

shellbell said...

happy happy birthday!

Tia said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!
I'm so glad you made it:)
Have a super day love!

janettaylor said...

Happy happy Birthday, dearest Lenore!

Diane said...

Happy Birthday! Ironic that there are so many March babies in the blog world... whataya suppose that means? Wishing you all the best on your special day!

Sarah said...

YAY! Lenore!!! Happy Birthday my dear!!!!!!
xoxoxoxoxo

I love this post, LOVE it!

texassky said...

Blessings to you on your day to celebrate life!

Sal said...

Woo hoo! Go out and celebrate YOU!

stephanie said...

happy happy birthday sweet lenore! hope you have an amazing day!

love this post, it put a smile on my face :)

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

happy, so happy birthday darling Lenore! hope you enjoy your cake icing! haha! big hugs xo

Melanie's Randomness said...

aww very cute!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL!!! Enjoy the day to the fullest!!

North West London Girl said...

Happy, happy birthday. I couldn't watch the film as seeing those teeny tiny feet just reminded me of my sons premature birth and I just know I would cry. Have a fabulous fun filled day xxxxxx

North West London Girl said...

Happy, happy birthday. I couldn't watch as seeing those tiny feet reminded me of my sons premature birth and I knew I would cry. Have a fabulous fun filled day xxxx

Yelena R. said...

Happy Birthday dear! Have a wonderful wonderful day :)

Bathwater said...

lucky for the rest of us, Happy Birthday Dear.

Cafe Fashionista said...

I absolutely adore this! Happy, Happy Birthday, my love! I hope your day is full of all sorts of sparkly, magical happenings!! :)

lisa golightly said...
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Sarah S. Dobbs said...

Happy Birthday~ ! What a sweet video!

xx
S.S. Dobbs

Laura Trevey said...

Well, I am so glad I didn't miss this post :)

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!
Enjoy the day and do something fun!!

xoxo Laura

A Life In Focus Photography said...

i am so happy you did!!! Happy Happy Birthday dear girl! love the vintage ads!

Beth Dunn said...

Happy Birthday!
xoxo
SC

ahlin said...

happy birthday girl! hope that it's fabulous :)

COCAMIA said...

Oh wow! That video touched me very deeply! So happy that today I found your blog!

daisychain said...

Enjoy your day, and every single day xx

Tracie said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope it is a great one!

nookie said...

Happy Birthday sweetie!Wish all the best!

lisa golightly said...

Wishing you everything your heart desires today ! Cheers to you !!

Lisa

bananas. said...

Happy, happy birthday miss lady lenore! Have a splendid day and spoil yourself silly :)

Carissa said...

happy birthday! I hope you have a fabulous day and celebrate to the fullest!

Vic said...

Oh Happy Birthday! =D However ur celebrating-I'm sure will be a blast;)

jdavissquared said...

Happy birthday, love! I hope you have something fabulous planned! I'm sure you do, cause you're fabulous!

Thanks for stopping by, and make sure you come back and enter my give away for this week!

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Caroline said...

OH! Happy Birthday to you....

What a survivor! have a beautiful year! xoxo

brittany barney said...

happy birthday to you darling!i love how you share the day with my little niece! i love your blog, you are gorgeous, as is your work. i am excited about our new little bloggy friendship!
loves!
britt
{whimsy}
brittnjacob.blogspot.com

Sam said...

So many warmest regards and joy filled Happy Birthdays your way sweetie from Sydney Australia!

...and the video was super informative - I didn't quite realise what a miracle modern medicine is in helping premature babies survive.

Enormous XOXOX's!!!

drollgirl said...

happy birthday little lady! live it up!!!!

Simply Colette said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! :)

Dancing Branflake said...

Awesome birthday post! My friend told her story recently about how when she was a new born they had to perform a risky operation in which there had never been survivors. She of course survived and is one of the most special person I have ever met. She definitely survived for a reason.

Phoenix said...

Happy happy birthday, my darling Lenore! Have a wonderful day full of cake and smiles :) (and assistant interior decorating?)

Iva said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU. HAPPPPPPPY BIRRRRRRTHDAAAAAAAY DEAR LENOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRE, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!

happy a super day Lenore!!!!!! may all your birthday wishes come true!! ;)

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Great voice you have there Iva!
I can hear it!!

Thank you everybody!
~XO*

BELTee* said...

Happy Birthday darling Lenore. what a special post! Enjoy this special DAY!!!
xoxox

Kitty Stampede said...

Yay!!!!!! Happy Birthday Lenore!!!
I hope you have an amazing day, bash whatever it may be.
I was also a premie...hee. ;)
Go Premies!!!

jason said...

happy birthday! Hope it's a wonderful one!

Jo said...

Sending you a big "cyber" birthday hug, Lenore!!
This is a beautiful day to celebrate YOU!!
xox

Brandi said...

A very very happy birthday. I baked you a chocolate Guinness cake. It was delicious. I would send it but alas, no address. Things to be fixed one day. Enjoy every moment of your very special day!

Savvy Gal said...

Happy Birthday sweetie! xoxo

Sher said...

HAPPY HAPPY Birthday!

Hope you're celebrating right now :)

Love,
Sherry

LPC said...

Oh my gosh. Love the present indeed.

Miss K. You said...

Happy Birthday girly!! It's definitely a day to celebrate & rejoice :)

trishie said...

Happy Birthday darling! Hope your day is fabulous!!!

pixelhazard said...

Stupid gail, always icing her stomach before the cake is done :P

best wishes

Marcos Batuecas said...

funny old pics hahahaha
:)




kiss

Susan said...

This is the cutest blog ever! I'd like to add to the many, many, many happy returns of the day. Susan xox

Down and Out Chic said...

happy happy birthday to you lenore! i hope it's the best yet.

Elizabeth said...

Happy late birthday...such a sweet story you have :)

A.J. at NighBluey Herald said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY, my dear friend, Lenore! You bring so many rays of sunshine to the lives of so many people - each and every day! We love you for that and so much more! oxox AJ

A.J. at NighBluey Herald said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY, my dear friend, Lenore! You bring so many rays of sunshine to the lives of so many people - each and every day! We love you for that and so much more! oxox AJ

Diya said...

wow. that's amazing... you were tiny! hope you have a great birthday!

ps. visit my blog at:
http://diyainherstilettos.blogspot.com/

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Love you all!!!
~Mwahhh*

cindy said...

happy birthday, lenore!

nora said...

Awww, happy b'day dearest Lenore ! I know I'm a bit late to say it but... anyway, wish you the best !!!

Hope you find everything you want and more cause I know you deserve it !

Ela said...

You were meant to be on this earth, hon. To bring joy to your family and to so many others.

Happy, happy birthday!!!!

xo

Kristin said...

Thanks for the cry lady! Geesh. My cousin was way premature. The NICU team are a bunch of angels!

Jill said...

Look at those tiny dancer tootsies! Happy Belated Birthday sweet girl!

CrowNology said...

I am so happy you survived too!
Hope it was a wonderful day!
xo
Andrea