A little update for 2013 - Aria MacDonald

A little update for 2013

It’s been awhile!

Just thought we would pop in with a little update on our family.

Aria’s little sister turned one on the last day of January.   It has been a year since Sylvie arrived three months early into the world.  A year on everyone is amazed at how well she is doing.   We had the privilege of a routine appointment with her child development therapist.  She commented on the fact she doesn’t often get to see babies born that early doing this well.  Did our hearts good to hear that.  I just felt God say to me ‘look evil tried to break it (again!) and I fixed it”

Aria’s little brother has graduated from preschool and is now at school.  He is doing really well and loving school.  It has been a tough transition for our family.  Asher speaks about Aria daily which is nice.  The school had a family fun day and he commented on the fact Aria wouldn’t be there and said ‘poor Aria’.  It was nice to reassure him that it is no longer poor Aria rather poor us for missing her.








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32 Responses to “A little update for 2013”

  1. Nicole says:

    So good to see you guys and see how well Sylvie and Asher are doing. Asher is definitely fond of his big sister and has some great memories.


  2. fiona says:

    Thanks so much for the up-date. So lovely to hear how your dear family is doing.It is great that Asher has such strong clear memories of his very special big sister. Be blessed dear people

  3. Bland Family says:

    What a special update. You must miss Aria so much. So thrilled for you that Sylvie is thriving and healthy. And Asher looks so handsome 🙂 May your lives be richly blessed and full of peace.

  4. joyce says:

    It is defintely great to get the family news. Asher looks like such a handsome boy and little Sylvie is so precious. Hard to believe she is now 1. We will never forget sweet Aria but the Lord is certainly happy with her in heaven.
    His way may not be our way but he is always faithful to his word.May your sweet and loving family know how deeply you touched so many of our lives.Mine especially. May God bless and keep you in his care.

  5. Angela says:

    Wow, what a wonderful update, how time flies. looks like Angel Aria is certainly smiling down from above on you all. I often think of you all so a lovely surprise in my inbox.
    Thank you for sharing your family again. Sending much love from over the ditch.

  6. Chrissy Hallberg says:

    Wonderfull to hear from you and your amazing family.Asher looks so grown up ,and baby Sylvie has really sprouted ,how proud you both must be of your three beautifull children,yes you could never stop thinking of darling Aria….oh the joy these little ones will have when they all meet one day.glad 2013 has taken off well for you guys,take care ,blessings chrissy 🙂

  7. Lisa Robertson says:

    beautiful children…. Asher is so grown up now and Sylvie is such a beautiful wee dot. I do hope you guys are doing ok, I still think of you guys often and beautiful Aria. Love to you xxx

  8. Jennifer Cato says:

    I was thinking of you guys….in fact, I think of you guys all the time!
    Thank you so much for the update!! So glad to see Sylvie growing well and Asher in school…. Always in our thoughts and prayers…. always. <3 Aria <3

  9. Jane says:

    Anita and Hamish,
    It is a blessing seeing you two looking so relaxed and well. What a precious family photo. It’s lovely how Asher carries his big sister in his heart, testament to the bond they had even though he was such a young little fellow. Aria would be so proud of her little brother graduating, and her adorable little sister. Much love and heaps of blessings to you all <3
    P.s. Thanks for the post I think of you often and wonder how you all are.

  10. Coralie says:

    Great to hear from you Anita and Hamish. Sylvie and Asher are looking happy and healthy. Thanks so much for keeping us up to date.

  11. Anna says:

    Nice to hear from you again, so very happy for your family. Much love and strength to you all. Take care.

  12. vinny says:

    wishing you all much love and happiness in the years ahead

  13. Cathi Brown says:

    Thank you for the update on your family. I love the pictures and cant believe how fast your children are growing. I think of you often and will always remember your beautiful Aria and her captivating smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. Cary Farrington says:

    So good to here how the family is doing and to see pictures. Remembering Aria.

  15. Ang says:

    Thank you for the update! So happy for all of you! We will always keep you in our prayers and thoughts.
    prayers and hugs

  16. Lyaine Munro says:

    Great to see the pictures and to hear the update…. its wonderful to see and hear how well little Sylivie is doing… By the way Asher looks very like Aria in the bottom triangle photo.

  17. Kiwi Hannah says:

    Thank you for the update – lovely to hear from you & to know that Asher and Sylvie are doing well.Am sorry the transition to school has been tough for you two. God bless your family

  18. Shirley Davy says:

    Much love. X

  19. Kay and Tom says:

    It is so good to hear from you again and read the good news of your lovely family. We still think of you often and remember you in prayer. You have touched hearts throughout the world, especially those of your friends in Nebraska. God bless you all.

  20. Belinda says:

    I have been looking for updates for a while and wondering how you guys were going. Thank you for sharing you beautiful family with us. 🙂
    It is beautiful that Asher remembers his big sister so well, he will tell Sylvie all about her as she is growing up. You can see that they had a very special bond. It is also awesome that little Sylvie is doing so well. YAY. <3

  21. Jen says:

    please youre all ok
    excellent news about Sylvie
    pleased Asher likes school

  22. Jo says:

    I have often gone onto this site to see how you guys are doing. I’ve prayed for you all often. Wonderful to see Sylvie is doing so well and can’t believe Asher is a school already. Wow.

    I feel like the Lord has answered our prayers for your family. Thank you Lord

  23. Peter Thies says:

    So glad that the family is doing well. We still pray often for your loss.

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