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9:00 am – Sandra’s Birthday

on November 13, 2011

Sandra turn’s 30 today!

We are celebrating at the hospital. We have a conference room a few doors down from Sandra’s room.

Anyone who can stop by and celebrate with us is welcome. We will start about 1:00.

She can only see two people at a time to keep the confusion level down but everyone should get a chance to see her.

For those who are not local and/or can’t attend, click the “Comments”  to the left to say Happy Birthday!

Sandra and Glen will see every comment ever posted on the blog when they have recovered.


44 responses to “9:00 am – Sandra’s Birthday

  1. Mary Beth Sharp says:

    Happy Birthday, Sandra! So sorry that Kevin and I will probably not be able to make it today (but we will try). However, we enjoyed seeing you Friday and will come back this week to wish you a happy belated birthday in person. You are doing so well! We are so proud of you.

    Love Kevin & Mary Beth Sharp

  2. Mimi and Scott Joling says:

    Happy Birthday Sandy!!
    We are thinking about you and wishing we could be there to celebrate your Birthday..
    You are continuously in our thoughts.

    Love, Mimi and Scott

  3. stefoni says:

    Happy Birthday!!!!! Hope ur recovery is speedy. N y’all r in my prayers.

    Stefoni Edwards

  4. Happy Birthday Sandra!
    It was SO wonderful seeing you yesterday! Your smile, and even a little laugh, just lightened our hearts beyond belief! It seems like yesterday that you were coming to see me sing with my band and starting out on saxophone. Now, you are 30! You barely look a day over 29.
    We love you so much and you are in our prayers Every Day,several times a day.
    Uncle Jim, Samantha, Ashley, Lindsey, Lily, and Madeleine

  5. Lisa says:

    Happy 30th birthday, Sandra! I just wanted to wish you a happy and healthy birthday even though I plan on coming by later today anyway. 🙂 Hope today brings laughter and smiles and above all love to you!

    Much love,
    Lisa Perron

  6. Colleen Mundwiler says:

    Happy 30th Birthday Sandy!

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love from the Mundwiler’s

  7. Jill says:

    Hi Sandy..I want to wish you a wonderful birthday.!!. We miss you and are praying for you to be able to do your therapy and get well soon..I hope you got our card..I cannot believe you are 30 years old..You are a beautiful young woman and have a lovely smile..Keep smiling! Much love to you today and every day..Love, Aunt Jill, Uncle Charles and Crystal..xoxo

  8. Patricia says:

    Happy 30th Birthday Sandra! Mike and I are thinking about you and your family and saying lots of prayers!!:)))) Lots of love
    Patricia and Mike Maxey

  9. Char Firlik says:

    Happy Birthday Sandy!!!! Hugs and good wishes, love, Jeri and Char

  10. Sarah Kiesche says:

    Happy, happy birthday Sandy! I’m not feeling too swell, otherwise I would be down there! The pictures of you with your babies are just so amazing and it is wonderful to see that bright smile again! Keep getting stronger my friend, I will be back down to visit you next week!

  11. Beth Granger says:

    Happy Birthday, Sandra! I keep up with your blog faithfully, and I am keeping all of you in my prayers! Keep up the good work of getting well!

    Miss you!
    Beth Granger

  12. Thinking of you and saying prayers on your very special day! So glad you got to see your kids. That is a great picture of you with them. I’m sure you’ll break out the dance moves when you are better! “Our God is greater, our God is stronger….our God is healer, awesome in power, Our God!” Believing this for you and Glen!

  13. Charissa and Marcelo Pal says:

    Happy 30th birthday Sandra!!!!! We wish you the warmest wishes for a blessed birthday. We are thinking of you from across the miles!

  14. penny meschewski says:

    happy birthday sandy may all your birthday wishes come true

  15. Monica Allard Kimball says:

    Happy Birthday Sandy!!! I have been thinking so much about you and all the amazing memories we have shared together…our Atlanta trip to see the Olympics was and always has been a highlight in my life! I look forward to catching up with you and your family in the years to come. Your EGR girl misses and loves you! Please know that you and your family will always be in my thoughts and prayers:)
    Xoxo, Monica

  16. Valerie says:

    Happy Birthday Sandra! You don’t know me but I am wishing everything good for you and Glen. Best wishes for a most speedy recovery!

  17. Vikki Thomas says:

    Happy 3-0 Sandra! Thinking and praying for you and Glen.

  18. Brian Albini says:

    Happy Birthday to you,happy birthday to you!!!
    Laura and I were so happy to see the pictures of you and the kids. We thinking about you guys and praying for continued progress in your recovery. We’ll see you later this week. Keep up the good work we are all cheering you and glen on and savoring every inch of both of your progress updates
    Brian and Laura

  19. ashu says:

    Hey Sandra, Happy Birthday to you.. It’s so good to see that you are doing better. You and your family is my thoughts and I can’t wait to see your simlibg face in the Chesney hallways again.


    ashu manoj

  20. Jay Smith says:

    Happy Birthday Sandra. My wish for you on your birthday is for you and Glen to have a speedy recovery.

  21. shana steele hazzard says:

    Glen and Sandra,
    You’ve got friends in Texas praying for you every day. I wish for you a full recovery and a long and healthy life with each other and your beautiful children.

    the Hazzards

  22. Happy Birthday Sandra!! I love you and I can’t wait until I’m a little bit better so I can come see you!! I love you so so so much! See you soon 🙂

  23. Brooke Riback says:

    Happy, happy birthday, Sandra!!! Welcome to the thirty club :). Wishing you wonderful birthday, and many, many more!

  24. Candace Forsythe says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday, Sandra! So glad I was able to see you and tell you in person today! We are going to have the party of your life when you’re out of there!!! I love you!

  25. Randy and Chris says:

    Hello Sandy,
    Chris and I just wanted to say hello and happy birthday to you. It was wonderful talking to you on the phone last nite. Remember all the markers you gave to me on my birthdays. Wish I was there to give you one. We teachers need lots of them. We love you lots. You, Glen, Alana and Cameron are in our prayers.
    God Bless
    Uncle Randy and Aunt Chris XXOO

  26. Jenna says:

    Happy birthday, Sandra! It’s wonderful you were able to be with Alana and Cameron on your birthday. What a gift! I continue to say daily prayers for you and Glen and your entire family as you recover.
    Sending love from Ohio,

  27. Renee B says:

    Happy Birthday Sandra!!! Glad to see you were able to see your babies today 🙂

  28. Mandy says:

    I’ve never met you, but learned about your situation through a mutual friend. I find myself coming to this blog every day to find out how you both are doing. Happy Birthday, Sandra!! So glad to see that you and Glen are getting better and so happy to see that you got to see your children!

  29. staci says:

    Dear beaner,
    Happy birthday mama! I love you and miss you so much. My heart hurts for you and aches to see you and hear your voice every day. Give Tom a huge hug from me bc he takes the time to update me every day on how you’re doing; I appreciate that more than words can express. I’m so happy you got to see your babies today! What a wonderful birthday present! Everyone loves you so much; you are such an incredible woman, mother, and friend. God bless your wonderful family! I love you meekers and walkers! I will see you soon! Xoxoxoxo

  30. Chuck & Michelle Commeret says:

    We love you SO much! Happy 30th birthday! Wish we were closer to tell you that in person and to give you a big hug – but we’re hoping to be able to make it to Atlanta over Christmas break to see you! We can’t wait. We are praying daily for God to give you the strength to carry on; we know you can do it! We know Glen can and will, too. Looking forward to the day when you both get to look back and read all of the wonderful comments your family and friends have been leaving you two. You are so loved and surrounded by so many prayer warriors! God is good all the time, and we are leaning on that goodness for both of you to pull through to complete recovery.
    Celebrating you today!
    Chuck, Michelle, & Zoe

  31. Mary Lynn says:

    Sandy, Happy 30th Birthday honey. This will be a birthday like no other. You will have more people thinking of you and sending you love and prayers than any other time in your life. We read the updates every day and are thankful for those who take the time to keep us informed on you and Glen. We send our love and prayers to you and Glen, and to all the family members that are there helping you. We love you, Sandy.
    Mary Lynn and Darrell

  32. Mary, Bruce, Scarlett & Savannah says:

    Happy Birthday Sandra!! You, Glen and your babies are in our hearts, thoughts and most of all prayers.

  33. Brenda says:

    Happy Birthday Sandra! It brought tears to my eyes to see you with your children for the first time and I am so very glad this day was your birthday. I will continue to keep you and Glen on my mind and look forward to hearing more positive news!


  34. Happy Birthday Sandy! We love you and are cheering you on from Michigan. Praying too, of course, that goes without saying. Mary

  35. Jan says:

    Blessings to you Sandra and Happy Birthday!!! We are praying for your swift recovery!

    May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, and the love of Father God be with you (2 Cor. 13:14).

    Blessings in Messiah,


  36. Courtney & Stephen Gilbert says:

    Happy 30th Birthday Sandra! Those pictures with your children really touched our heart. I’m sure it made your day to see their beautiful faces. Many prayers for you and Glen!

    ~Courtney & Stephen Gilbert

  37. What a wonderful birthday present – to see your kids and for them to see YOU! And such a gift to all who have been thinking of you to see these smiles!! Sandra, everyone in Florida has been praying around the clock for you and Glen. We know you are fighting a great fight – and will WIN! Love and hugs, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

    Ann Mione Purser (Michelle’s aunt)

  38. Bill and Joanne Meeker says:

    A belated Happy Birthday to Sandra. We love you and miss you and Glen.
    Looking forward to seeing both of you soon.

    Grandma and Grandpa Meeker

  39. Sandra,

    Happy birthday! Josh and I wanted so badly to stay in Atlanta for the celebration but we had to head back to Indianapolis. We were there in spirit.

    When we were there, we stopped by to see you (you were resting so we did not disturb) but we got to meet and get to know your Mom, Aunt Cathy and your brother. We just fell in love with them, it is clear where you get your spice. 😉

    Keep fighting, you are winning and inspiring EVERYONE!

    Mariah (and Josh) Judd

  40. Karen Schousen says:

    Happy birthday Sandra!!! What a wonderful birthday present you had- to be surrounded by your children! we think of you and glen constantly and are thrilled by how strong you two are in spirit and in meeting any challenges that may come your way.
    Keep up the good work.
    Karen, Steve, Katy and Matt

  41. Trish Bernal says:

    Hi Sandra,

    Happy belated birthday! My prayers are with you, your husband, and family.

    Love, Trish

  42. Lauren, Derek and Taylor Godfrey says:

    Happy (belated) Birthday Sandra! You, Glen and the kids are in my constant prayers! I also thought of you this morning when the song “Firework” came on the radio, because of the few times I have met you, you truly are a light that shines above all others. Best of luck for a speedy recover for you and Glen. And to quote the song…

    Do you ever feel already buried deep?
    Six feet under screams but no one seems to hear a thing
    Do you know that there’s still a chance for you
    ‘Cause there’s a spark in you?

    You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine
    Just own the night like the 4th of July

    ‘Cause baby, you’re a firework
    Come on, show ’em what you’re worth
    Make ’em go, oh
    As you shoot across the sky

    Baby, you’re a firework
    Come on, let your colors burst
    Make ’em go, oh
    You’re gonna leave ’em falling down

    You don’t have to feel like a waste of space
    You’re original, cannot be replaced
    If you only knew what the future holds
    After a hurricane comes a rainbow

  43. Ali massey says:

    Happy birthday Sandra! I pray for y’all every single day. You are such wonderful people. I look forward to seeing y’all happy and healthy! 🙂

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