Riley bug

The Birthday Girl

  • Happy Birthday to Riley!  That picture of Riley holding her baby picture - wow!  It's amazing to see how far she's come.  

  • Happy Birthday to Riley!! So very very proud of her as I'm sure you are too.  Glad you are doing better and had a cleansing cry. I had one of those too, it really helps.

    Love and Hugs


  • I love this girl so, so much! Happy Birthday, Riley! You make me proud for so many reasons. I can't wait to see and be a part of the rest of your journey. Julie... you're stuck with us Frieds.

    Love and hugs,


  • I love everything about this post.  Yes, even the crying that took place in February, if only because it was a cleansing cry and it was just that once.  You've come a long way, just as your beautiful girl has.  I think the fact that even now, fifteen years after the worst and best month/days of your life, you are giving back.  You're raising an amazing daughter to whom giving back is second nature.

    We should all be so amazing.  :-)

    Love you both so, so much.


  • I LOVE this.  Happy Birthday to Riley!  Love the NICU nurse was at one of her dance marathons, how amazing.  You have come so far, both of you!