we are so happy to finally see a smile on our sweet macie's face this fourth of july. she has been battling mono, a stomach bug, and pneumonia for the past 17 days. she had a few good days in the middle and we thought she was getting better only to relapse for the last week. she even spent the better part of yesterday in the emergency room. we prayed all night for her and are so relieved to see that she is doing better today and was even sporting her contagious smile at our fourth of july dinner tonight. prayers for all the moms and dads out there with sick kids... nothing is more stressful or heartbreaking than seeing your child suffer.