Sunday, September 9, 2007









The day started off with Great Grandpa coming to wish Deqlan!Great Grandpa and Nan bought Deqlan the most gorgeous clothes - the one set has helicopters on the t-shirt and as you all know, he just LOVES helicopters. Grandpa even helped me put up the balloons - it was Deqlans nap time but i think there was just to much excitement for him to go to sleep!
Then Grandpa and Nanna arrived with the most beautiful tricycle - Deqlan was in his element- it even sings How much is that Doggy in the window while his eyes and ears move up and down. Thank you so much Mom and Dee, you spoil rotten. Meggy and Conrad arrived with a sea shell full of colourful balls which Deqlan immediately wanted to get into - we also found the cutest Noddy pjs and Baby Einstein cards,tele tubbys dvd and Noddy toys! Thank you guys he LOVES all his presies. Next was Granny and Tyler and Gaynor - they arrived with a red sports car - it even goes forwards and reverses, has lights and a hooter - even a phone in the car - to cute for words! We also got some lovely pjs and books! Thanks very much Aunty Rene and Uncle Quintin, he will have many happy hours driving his car. Tyler and Gaynor kept Deqlan busy opening lovely clothes, stacking rings and shape sorters, even a music centre - with a dj mixing area- thanks so much guys you know how much he loves his music.Mike and Sandi spoilt Deqlan rotten - we are going to go shopping for something very special , thank you! We also recieved a surprise present from Reese, Theresa and Rob - the cutest musical animals - thank you so much, what a stunning surprise and Deqlan has been loving all the noises and songs!
After everyone had arrived little Deqlan was way over tired and fell asleep in Nannas arms, to be put down in his camp cot, to sleep in the lovely breeze for over 2 hours!
When Deqlan woke up we sang Happy Birthday and cut our Noddy cake! Before we got to singing Deqlan decided he wanted to feel what cake under his feet felt like and walked and the cake - he had us in buckets of laughter, its a moment i will never forget!
The rest of the afternoon was spent playing with all the stunning gifts he recieved and playing with the dogs at a distance.
A lovely day was had by all, especially Deqlan - he even got some sun and has lovely rosy cheeks to prove it.
Forgot to mention, when Deqlan and I arrived home on Friday night , we walked into his play room to see a tv and dvd player! Deqlans Birthday present from Dada. Since he LOVES his dvds and music so much and since we cant really take him out or to the shops or to play with other kids we have brought the world into our house. Deqlan is so chuffed at this and has great delight in sitting and watching his Baby Einstein Dvds holding his own remote - what a gorgeous sight
As i watch my baby boy sleeping very tight tonight, I pray to Our Lord and thank him for the most fantastic Birthday party that I know Deqlan enjoyed, i thank him for the amazing gift of family and friends that love us and Deqlan so very much. I ask Our Lord for many, many, many more Happy Birthdays in the future.
I cant wait to have you all at our Birthday and celebration party when Deqlan is better!
Have a lovely week and promise to post more pics and stories on Deqlans Birthday 11 Sep
Please continue to pray for our Darling Boy - for his total and permanent recovery, for his immune system to stay strong and to protect him and for this 7th round of chemo to go very well and that the chemo continues to kill and shrink and destroy every cancer cell in his body.
Sacred Heart of Jesus we place our trust in Thee, all for Thee Oh Lord, Oh my Jesus all for Thee
God Bless and lots of love
Mark, Samm and Deqlan


Anonymous said...

Hi Samm, Mark & Deqlan,

Wow, it sure looks like the party was fun. I am so happy u all had such a wonderful time and that Deqlan really enjoyed himself very much.

Deqlan: Happy Birthday for 11 September. May you enjoy your birthday very much. May God bless you in abundance and keep you safe through all the years of your life. You are a very special and unique little warrior. We are all so proud of you, the way you fight this dreaded disease is something to be admired. Hannah sends lots of hugs and can't wait to meet u.

Lots of love to you all.
Claire, Stephan & Hannah

Anonymous said...

Hello Sam, Mark & Deqlan,

It looks like you all had a wonderful day. Deqlan is really looking well.

We would like to wish Deqlan a very special HAPPY BIRTHDAY for 11 September.

Paddy, Elaine & Amy.

Charli Ann said...

PRAISE THE LORD! What a great birthday! I hope everyone enjoyed the day, and lots of fun memories were made! I will forever remember Charli's first birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEQLAN - from your friend Charli in Nebrasksa!!!

Elriza said...

9/11/07: Happy Birthday little Deqs. Hope mom and dad spoils you rotten!!!
"Your life is a gift from the Creator. Your gift back to the Creator is what you do with your life." Billy Mills.
Have a great day!!!!

Wes & Elriza

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday
to a Very Special Birthday Boy

It is your birthday
and on this day
I want you to know that
you are a very
special person
who has touched and warmed
many lives
including mine
I also want you to know
how much of an inspiration you
are to all of us!

Have a very happy birthday!

Lots of Hugs & Kisses

Kobus, Bron & Matt

Anonymous said...

Hi Mark, Samm & Deqlan,

So happy to hear that Deqlan is doing so well. We would just like to wish him a very happy 1st birthday and may there be many many more.

He has grown into a beautiful child, you can both be very proud of.

We will continue to keep you all in our prayers

Love Graham, Benita & Family

Anonymous said...

Hellowa oh brave one!
Happy Happy....
Hope all your dreams come true and that your'e fit and ready to come out all guns blazing in Round 7! Left, left, Dummy right, South paw hook!!! We are all behind you in your corner
Take it easy and look after your loving parents tough guy...

All our thoughts and love

Coreen and Grant