When we went to bed last night, Anna’s Dad said, “Today was a memory-maker.”
So true. We laughed all day, celebrating Thanksgiving as Pilgrims & Indians with
our pals, The Codi Family. I don’t know any other family we could have talked into
this silliness. So grateful to them – and to every single person who has lifted us up this past year with their generosity, good vibes & prayers.
Lots to be grateful for in the King House.
Hoping your Thanksgiving was a memory-maker too!
Much love & gratitude from our family to yours! <3
The Texans had some extra cute fans in the stands Sunday! The girls had a blast at the Texans vs Jaguars game thanks go the generosity of the sweet Cope Family.
What a nail biter!! The Texans pulled out the win in overtime & it was a fun day for the whole family. Keep those wins coming, guys! Anna wants to see a Super Bowl! <3
Technology is an amazing thing. Anna’s BFF may live across the country, but they can still hang out together on a Friday night, even if it is with Alli on a 10-inch screen.
Anna & Lila cranked up the music for a virtual dance party with Alli on Friday night.
In this picture, they’re dancing to Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and yes, of course Anna’s wearing a white sequined glove… Why wouldn’t she be?
Facebook, Facetime, Twitter, Cell Phones, Texting… It’s made our world
a whole lot smaller, and keeps our friends so much closer. It’s truly amazing.
Anna sings her favorite Toby Keith song in honor of our military for Veteran’s Day.
She has received hundreds of messages of encouragement from the military community in the past week – putting her at over 5,000 “likes” on her Facebook page.
Today it’s her turn to honor them for allowing us to sleep in peace each night.
We love our “American soldiers!” <3
The King girls were treated like “Queens” for the Day with a special Girls Day Out for Anna’s birthday. Three new friends hosted a special birthday luncheon and day of surprises for Anna, Lila, Mom and Auntie. This slide show is just a glimpse of the fun we had – Thank you so much to Shirelle, Kena, Kensley & Stephanie for an unforgettable celebration! <3
CLICK HERE: Queen for a Day
Here Anna and her guitar teacher Corey sing some Tom Petty, with new words written by Anna and her Dad. The waiting is hard, but we are so grateful that Anna has stayed strong and stable. There are so many kids who aren’t as lucky, who are waiting in the hospital for their chance at transplant. Our thoughts and prayers are with those incredible families all the time.
And then there’s the tremendous amount of love and support that has carried our family along, and enabled Anna to face this with strength and optimism. Thank you for waiting with us, and for cheering her on – Believe it. Her new heart will come. ♥
You’re never too old for a birthday crown! Anna had a wonderful birthday week,
with a visit from her bestie Camryn and her Dad for several days, followed by her
broski Drew and his Mom for the rest. Anna is so lucky to have such good friends.
Along with dozens of messages and cards from all over the country, her friends
and family showed her lots of birthday love. We know this will be Anna’s “lucky” year;
the one that brings her what she wishes for most – a new, healthy heart.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANNA! WE COULDN’T LOVE YOU MORE, KIDDO!
Anna loves to be funny and will do anything for a laugh. While other pre-teen girls dress up as cheerleaders or pretty pirates for Halloween, Anna tapes on a moustache and she’s a cheesy
70′s TV detective. This costume had us rolling – especially when she spoke in character.
We realized afterward that she was channeling
the Beastie Boys’ Sabotage video…
Below is her Halloween costume from last year, Madge the Waitress, made by Aunt Diane.
Does she look ready for some FOOTBAAAAAALL??
Anna has embraced her life in Houston, and loves rooting for the Texans!
When she saw this inflatable helmet on the shelf at the store, she tossed it
in the cart immediately. And when she put it on for game day, she came out
and said, “Best $10 I ever spent!” GO TEXANS!
Anna will be celebrating her 13th birthday on November 3rd! The years have absolutely flown by, and here she is a teenager already. We all wish for Anna nothing but a new, healthy heart and long, happy life! Anna loves to receive mail, so anyone who’d like to send some love with an old-fashioned birthday card through snail mail, she would love it! Please send to: Anna King, 2 Gilmore Grove Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77382
Also, some have asked for Anna’s “wish list.” The absolute best thing anyone can give Anna is their prayers, as well as to spread the word about the importance of organ donation. That being said, she is a typical girl & loves to get goodies. Her favorite shopping stops are Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Bath & Body Works, & Life is good! Thank you for following Anna’s journey. The next year is bound to be the best one yet! <3
[Photo courtesy of Ashley Grier, Faces of Faith Photography]