Monday, July 7, 2008

The Princess Syndrome

Once upon a time, a little girl named Kennedy developed a case of what we like to call the Princess Syndrome. (You may recall last time when she developed a case of the birthday syndrome.)

When Sincess Kennedy woke up from her afternoon nap, she decided that she wanted to eat the royal macaroni and cheese. It didn't matter that we her loyal subjects didn't have ACCESS to macaroni and cheese (or "cheese" as she officially dubbed it). The nurses here made her a PB&J sandwich fit for... well... a princess; we offered her lots of her other favorite foods; but Sincess Kennedy only wanted one thing... and it had to be "cheese".

So like any true princess, her prince (aka Daddy) rode his horse drove across town, from the hotel to the Royal Boston Market, and brought his princess some "cheese". Sincess Kennedy ate... and ate... and ate... until she could eat no more, and all was well with the kingdom.

As it turns out, this "cheese" gave Sincess Kennedy super strength because after she ate, she sat up on her bed and played with her toys for awhile and kept her balance just beautifully.Then we decided the princess should go for a walk, so we put on her royal slippers and Sincess Kennedy walked with much assistance out to the hallway where she received some candy for her job well done. Sincess Kennedy then decided that she would like to go to the playroom and said, "Let's get TOYS!" So she walked and walked, while she was supported from the front and the back, until she got to the playroom and spotted her royal chariot.

Against the pleas of the common folk (aka Mommy), Sincess Kennedy decided to drive through her kingdom and grace her subjects with her presence. She made a royal declaration that with lots of prayer and King Jesus at her side, nothing can keep a good princess down.

And she lived happily ever after.
The End.

65 comments :

lesliemarie said...

great story! i love it!

Christina said...

This is my favorite post! She is looking better everyday, and I know she gets in pain after these excursions but I am praying that as the time passes the pain gets less and less. Yay to daddy for riding in to save the day! AND for Grandma for helping out with the other Special K's. WIsh I were there to keep Jackie some company!

Pam said...

YAY Kennedy!! You Go Girl!!!

Shie is looking AMAZING, and so glad that Cheese gave her super strength.....that was worth the drive, right?!?!?

Before you know it you will be home sweet home!!

((HUGS!!))

Pam and Rhett

Kari said...

This is awesome!! The last photo caused a few tears. It's so nice to see her smile!!

Bethany said...

OMG that is too friggin precious!!

brandyb said...

Renee ~ I have been keeping up with your blog for a few months now. You are an amazing mom/woman.

Kennedy ~ Keep up the great work. You are such a pretty princess!

Praying for the fever to go away.

Mabry's gamma said...

Kennedy is looking really great...yeah Kennedy! It is so good to hear how well things are going for her.

Love your "Sincess" story.

Julie said...

OH YAY! It's soo good to see her smiling again!!!! I've been a lurker for a while, but I just had to post and say how great she looks!

Anonymous said...

was she in any pain today?

Mary Snooks said...

All hail Sincess Kennedy! I'm so glad she is feeling better and more herself. Praise Jesus!

grecia said...

The absolute best "Fairy Tale" I've ever heard with priceless pictures! Sincess Kennedy looks great, and I'm so thrilled to see this! Love and prayers for an even more amazing afternoon!

Karen said...

King Jesus reings supreme. He loves that little Sincess like no other and praise HIM that she's doing so well.

You go, Girl, you go!

We are THAT Family said...

What a beautiful girl!

South Carolina Mom said...

I am so happy her royal highness is doing so well. Please give my regards to Sincess Kennedy.

Praying without ceasing,
~T.C.

Anonymous said...

That was a wonderful story! I'm so happy she is doing better. Sending prayers!!
Jennifer & Brook

Rita Andrews said...

Oh Renee
PRAISE BE TO OUT ALMIGHTY KING JESUS!

This little princess looks Fabulous today!!! I cant wait to fill all my friends in.....

Glory to God!

Rita

Cindi said...

Oh, this is the BEST post of all! I am so thrilled she is starting to feel better. We've been praying non-stop and hope she continues to do so well! She looks fantastic! Way to go Princess Kennedy!

Cindi Ellison

Sherry said...

You go Princess!! How awesome! Keep up the good work. What amazing progress you are making!

Lisa said...

Oh Kennedy....you look AWESOME with your beautiful smile! You are a Sincess! This post made me smile from ear to ear. You have the best Mommy and Daddy ever
Love to you all....still praying,
Lisa, Tom, Elijah and Mara Turner
cp: maraangel

Mindy said...

This little Sincess made me smile. You are so awesome Kennedy!

Michelle said...

Oh Yay! WTG, Kennedy!!!!! I'm lovin' that smile at the last photo!!!!!

~Melissa~ said...

Kennedy is a perfect little sincess! I just love her and I'm glad she's doing ok - it's good to see her smile!

LaForestGump said...

Beautiful! She looks 110% better! I'm so glad. Onward to better days!

mom2natnkatncj said...

Awww what a great story and look at her go. Hey if mac n cheese has those kinds of powers then I say stock up on that stuff for her ;). Look at her go and go. Seems like she's having a pretty good day. I think it's okay to indulge her like that when she's working so hard ;).

Jessica said...

Wow, that is so amazing to see her up and about already! Let the Sincess have more Royal Cheese - she deserves it. Your attitude through all this is so inspiring. You're a wonderful Queen Mother!

Kim said...

Yeah for Sincess Kennedy. It's great to see her smiling! And yeah for the prince, there's nothing like good "cheese". :)

Beth said...

She looks AMAZING!!! And everyone should receive the royal treatment - especially given what she has endured!!

Great post!!!!

Anonymous said...

love the story!

Question for you... How hard is it to dress Kennedy? Obviously the Halo around her head stays where it is, but what about the vest part?
Kristina
Ohio

Anonymous said...

Well, you don't know me, but, I follow your blog about your amazing family! I'm Rita Andrews' oldest daughter, Lyndsey.
(www.andrewscrew.blogspot.com)
It's SO wonderful to hear that Kennedy is doing better after her surgery!
..and up to her princess ways!
-Lyndsey A.

Michelle said...

I am a faithful lurker here, Renee, and have been following Kennedy's story, praying for her, and enjoying her pictures. That first picture of her following her surgery brought tears to my eyes ... but his post brought a huge smile to my face. Your daughter is a strong, amazing, resilient little girl. Thank you SO much for sharing her story.

Michelle

lori-Lynn Navarro said...

So good to see a smile on her face! She is looking so much better already!

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

That was a very cute story. She looks so happy! It must be the "cheese!" The pain control must be getting better with a smile like that.

Jen T said...

Shall I bring mac and cheese tomorrow night, lol?

She looks awesome!

Can't wait to see you guys!

Hugs,
Jen

This Mama's Hood said...

What an awesome story! Glad that the Sincess is feeling better. By the way that last photo is just heart melting. I love it!!

Amy said...

Happily Ever After! I love it! Your daughter is definitely a Princess and a beauty too!
Amy
Reece's Rainbow

Holly Aytes said...

I am so glad that "sincess" kennedy made her appearance :) I LOVE "sincess" kennedy! I am glad she is having a great day, hope it continues! Yeah for Daddies!!!! They are wonderful (really glad Frank can be there to support her and you).

Manuella said...

Love the way you write Renee !!
And it's great to see the smile on Kennedy's face !!!

annofthejungle said...

She looks great, Renee! So good to see her up and smiling. Mac and cheese cures all ills and she knows it. By the end of the six months you will all be so wrapped around her little finger they'll have to surgically remove you when they remove the halo!!!

Hail Sincess Kennedy!

Ann Bremer

Kim said...

Kennedy, you are an amazing little girl,er,I mean Princess! So glad to see you are keeping mommy and daddy in shape.
--Kim

Kelli said...

You need to send that story to the mac and cheese company. It helped her improve so much. Great story, Prayers are answered. YEAH. happy hugs

Lana Broome said...

I was so happy and releaved to see her smile! She is Jesus' little Princess who is surrounded by his loving care.

Renee...kennedy is made of tough stuff just like her momma!

Tell Daddy to keep that magic cheese handy!

from all of us at full spectrum rehab...go, Kennedy, go!

Amy & Emma (T21 Online) said...

We are grinning ear-to-ear way out here in Seattle...Sincess Kennedy knows how to rule a kingdom! It's wonderful to see her go-go-going. Makes me a believer in the power of mac and cheese!

My Emma (she's 6) wants to come visit Kennedy in the hospital - she sees her pictures and calls her "the cute girl." That cute girl won't be far from our thoughts, and will stay in our prayers.

Leslie said...

My daughter has lived on Mac and cheese for 15 years and shes strong so im thinking it does have super powers!!! LOL

OMG Kennedy looks amazing!!! Kids are rocks and to think I was a kid once..huh?!

Many blessings,Leslie

Lauren said...

So glad to see Kennedy is feeling better! She is the sweetest sincess!

Mommyto2 said...

What a beautiful "Sincess". You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Robyn(downsyn, also from Nashville)

somebody's mama said...

How wonderful!!!!

Go sincess!

TheAngelForever said...

It is so great to see and hear how well Kennedy is doing. She truly is an inspiration to everyone with her strength and abililty to show the world how to recover with princess dignity :)

wvamom said...

Boy, Kennedy sure looks great! I remember when my daughter had to have kidney surgery when she was four years old. The day she decided she wanted to live again (about 4 days after surgery) she pulled it together to walk down the hall, carrying her drain in her hand, IV pole behind us. I know people thought she looked pitiful but I was so thrilled! I knew what she'd been through! You and Kennedy have been through so much, and I can tell she's just doing great! Carolyn

Heather said...

Would you look at the number of comments? A sure sign that this Little Princess has MANY loyal, faithful followers that love her to pieces. I had no doubt that Kennedy would come shining through ,as only Kennedy can!

marlene said...

What a winning team!!! King Jesus, Princess Kennedy, her prince, her lady-in-waiting (I think that fits you much better than "common folk") and all the rest of the common folk surrounding her!! She looks regal riding her royal chariot! :)
She's as precious as ever!!

Anonymous said...

Totally made a pregnant, emotional woman cry! Such a great post. Glad she is feeling better, but hope they figure out what is up with the fevers soon. How is her bowel movement situation?
Kim Porter

Tom P. said...

Thank you sincess for granting us, your lowly subjects, your beautiful smile. Get better quickly!

sandsmom said...

Thank you thank you thank you!!!! I loved the story !!!!!!
I am so happy Kennedy is doing so well....soooo wish I could be there with you guys but know I think of you everyday! Our prayers are with you!

love you to pieces!

Steph, Asher's mom said...

She's beautiful....so proud of her!!!!

Wendy said...

Beautiful post, Renee! All hail the powers of Mac & Cheese (I'm sure God was working through them, though). I will continue to pray for Kennedy. She's a sweetie and you are an amazing mother!

The Roberts said...

Hi Renee. What's that green "knob" looking thing on the front of her vest, towards the bottom? Is that supposed to help adjust it or something? Thanks.
Amanda

Maui Mama said...

Yeah Sincess Kennedy! We're so proud of you. Tiana & her family send their hugs & kisses! XOXO

Julie said...

Once again - Sincess Kennedy is amazing! So glad she got her "cheese"! WTG Kennedy!

Katherine Arnold said...

Thank goodness for our princes (daddies). I remember the days of steriods when I was craving everything, except the things in our kitchen. Daddies are the best. I'm so glad that our sweet princess is balancing and walking good. WE need to go to lunch when you guys get back in town.

Laura said...

I must agree with Christina, that's my FAVORITE post yet. I believe we would all fall at the feet of Sincess Kennedy! Love and hugs...most of all prayers!!!

Anonymous said...

God is so good. I pray that your day is filled with more successes for your family and that Kennedy's recovery provokes faith in every "medical" doctor that examines her, sees her defying the wordly odds once again. Bless you all! ~Shanna Marshall

Michelle said...

What a sweet story - and Sincess looks wonderful! I'm glad she's up & about!

ali-llanas said...

AMEN!

love this post, she's my hero!
god bless

Mary said...

Cute, cute story. She looks amazing!

A Walk in My Flip Flops said...

She is so Cute, I have heard she is Much Cuter In person. I am Praying for Y'all.