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Monday, February 16, 2009

BAILEE'S SPECIAL DAY

Guess who got 2nd runner up in her Valentine's Day pageant this weekend? Yeap, Miss Bailee Bryant herself. I know many of you have been eagerly waiting to hear how the pageant went since Saturday. Bailee's Mom, Rhonda, forwarded these pictures on to me last night so I wanted to share them with all of you here. Also, I realize that many of you are new blog readers and might not know how much Bailee means to all of us or how we come to know Bailee Bryant from Alabama. If you haven't been a blog reader for at least a year or more, you might not know Bailee's story. Therefore, to quickly brief yourself on who she is and why she is so dear to my heart and many others, go HERE. And in October of last year, my die hard blog readers and fellow friends pulled together and did a massive shoe and sock drive for Bailee due to the wear and tear her CP diagnosis has on her shoes. The AGD blog readers came out in the masses and we raised over $1200 for Bailee. So...to say that she has been an inspiration to all of us would be the understatement of the year.
You can read the email from her Mom that she sent me last night. I've copied it below.




(I personally think this image above needs to be made into an inspirational poster confirming that all things all possible in life - especially with Christ by your side)
Here is the email from Bailee's Mom, Rhonda...

Hi Angie. Bailee got 2nd runner up and prettiest smile! She did so good and her confidence is like nothing I have ever seen before. She did get some not so nice looks from some of the other little girls, but Bailee just kept on smiling. I admire her so much. I could never be as strong as she is. Bailee was so excited, and boy did her smile show it! We know prayers went up for her on this day and we really want to thank you Angie!!! We love you more than you know!!! Please let all of your AWESOME AGD readers know how much their comments meant to us! They had me in tears as I just kept going back to read them. Thank you so much for all of the encouragement you bring to Bailee!!!!! Bailee knew yesterday that Mrs. Angie and all of her AGD friends were praying for her and that made the day perfect!
WE LOVE YOU MRS. ANGIE!!!! Have a great day!

Rhonda

Congratulations Bailee. We are so very proud of you sweetheart. I'm most proud of your title that you won for "PRETTIEST SMILE!" I truly believe that as people, we can change the world with a smile and you are definitely doing your part in that process. As I've told you before, it is your smile that inspires me. It is your vibrance that encourages me in regards to Kenidi and her special needs. As a Mother, there is nothing more gratifying than to see and know someone with similar struggles as my own child, make it thru life in the exciting way that you have thus far. Thank you for always being my reminder that there is HOPE for Kenidi. Thank you for being the exception to the rule and standing out. There is an old famous quote that I love by Coco Chanel that reads..."In order to be irreplaceable, one must be different!"

And you Bailee...my dear, sweet, friend...are truly irreplaceable in this life. You have made footsteps for the rest of us to follow in. So rejoice and be different! And as you go thru life and receive some possible not so friendly looks, remind others with your actions, your character, and your integrity that in order to be irreplaceable...one must be different. Then, ROCK that difference sweet girl!

Oh and one other thing. As you already know...I love Audrey Hepburn. In fact, we are painting little Miss Kenidi's room today. Once the paint dries, I have a famous quote from Audrey Hepburn that is going on her wall in there. That quote reads:

"A girl should be two things. Classy and Fabulous!" And you are both Bailee! Classy and Fabulous! Congrats again. You made our day!

xoxoxo, Angie

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17 Comments:

Anonymous Melissa M said...

Congrats Bailee!!!!

2/16/2009 9:34 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Bailee,

Oh, you just looked absolutely beautiful!!! I can see why you won for prettiest smile! I am just overjoyed for you. What an inspiration you are to me, as I try to raise my girls with character and confidence. Miss Angie is right...you are fabulous! This just makes my day. We are all so proud of you!!!

Kristin from TX

2/16/2009 9:55 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Woohooo for Bailee!!! You do have a beautiful smile...congratulations!

2/16/2009 10:10 AM  
Blogger Hana said...

She looks beautiful! Go Bailee!! Congrats!

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2/16/2009 10:23 AM  
Anonymous My3Princesses2008 said...

Congrats Bailee,

There are no words that can describe how you looked , how you glowed you were just a "Big Stunner" what a beauty you are...
keep on smiling it paid off and will continue too, most of all just keep being yourself your doing an excellent job at it...

Much Hugs
Nicky

2/16/2009 11:35 AM  
Blogger The Amsler Family said...

Are you doing something fun to kenidi's room??? mural...fauz treatmenr..that is another one of my passions..just no time for it now...post a pic..i wanna see!!!

2/16/2009 2:18 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Congrats Bailee! I don't think I can anything better then Mrs. Angie did! Loved your dress and your SMILE!!!!
Mrs. Pam

2/16/2009 2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bailee, you are so beautiful! I have to tell you as I was reading this blog, my 3 yr. old twin girls came in and once the saw you they said "Oh, a princess"! You're are stunning! Have a great day.
Heather

2/16/2009 4:51 PM  
Blogger Missy said...

YAY, BAILEE!!! I was so proud looking at those pictures. Bailee, you looked perfect head to toe! Beautiful hair, eyes, smile, and I loved your dress! Most of all, your INNER beauty shines the brightest!
You got some not so nice looks from some girls? OH WELL! Miss Angie has gotten a few not so nice looks from girls over the years, too, I bet! I know I have! Some girls bring light into the world by smiling their BEAUTIFUL smile like you and some well..........they just spread cranky face. ;-)

My 4 year old son Brendon has CP and I am so encouraged and inspired by you. He loves to look at the pretty girl on the computer.....you should see this 4 year old "ladies man" try to kiss the computer screen! haha

Take care,
Melissa

2/16/2009 5:13 PM  
Anonymous Julie Ann said...

Bailee- I hope you know how special, beautiful, wonderful and an example of what a true beauty is! Clearly those judges did too! Congratulations! And about those other girls- just ignore them! After all- you won the prize- and that came from the inside!
Miss Julie Ann

2/17/2009 2:12 AM  
Anonymous Debbie Kibby said...

Dearest Bailee , We were so proud of you during your beauty pageant this Saturday ( as always ) !!! You looked sooooooooooooooo " Beautiful " and when you walked out on that stage you had such an " Awesome Glow " that surrounded you it was if you had " Angel Wings " around your shoulders !!! I could feel the prayers of so many peeple lifing you up ( thanks Angie to you and ALL your blogger friends for being part of her prayer team ) !!

We have never seen you walk with such " confidence , peace , and strength " and your Smile was " Heaven " sent !!! Bailee , keep putting Jesus first and always keep that beautiful smile and sweet attitude and God will continue to use you and take you places you won't beleive !!!

Thanks agin Angie to you and ALL your friends and family for loving and supporting " Our Bailee " !!! You and your sweet family are " Precious " to ours !!!

In His Love and ALL FOR HIS GLORY ,

Debbie Kibby ( Bailee's Mee Mee & Pa Pa Bill )

2/17/2009 9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Bailee. I am so happy for you. Seeing you on that stage with your walker absolutely made my heart do HUGE flip flops. And that smile, WOW.

Christina (a preemie mom)

2/17/2009 9:47 AM  
Anonymous Rhonda said...

We are BLESSED beyond words by all of you!!!!! Thank you for loving Bailee, for praying for Bailee, and for standing behind Bailee!!! It was through your prayers that on Saturday Bailee had a calm and peace about her that I cannot even put into words! All of you AGD friends are the BEST!!!!!! God truly knew what he was doing when he brought Mrs. Angie and her family into our lives. We have never been the same since. Angie, I love the quote by Coco Chanel!! WOW!!!! The picture of the girls from behind would be an awesome inspirational poster! Angie, THANK YOU for all of the encouragement you give to Bailee!!!! It really stays with her and helps her through this life that can really be tough on her at times. WE LOVE YOU MRS. ANGIE AND ALL OF OUR AGD FRIENDS!!!!!! You all have a wonderful day!!!!!!!

Rhonda

2/17/2009 10:08 AM  
Anonymous Karen R said...

Congratulations and big hugs! You look beeeeyooooteeeeful!! No one else has asked, so I will...

WHAT SHOES DID YOU WEAR????

Why the not-so-nice looks from other girls??? Jealous?

Keep smiling, lovely girl!
Karen

2/17/2009 11:30 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

She looks stunning!! I don't know why she didn't win it all.
Katie <><

2/17/2009 12:14 PM  
Blogger Molly said...

Oh sweet little Bailee you looked so BEAUTIFUL!!!! Your smile is sweet and beautiful and you are such an inspiration to us all. And I still want that dress HAHA!! Have a awesome day girly!!!!
~Molly P

2/17/2009 2:42 PM  
Anonymous Angie's Mom said...

Tears Tears! So So BEAUTIFUL! I could not keep from crying while reading this blog and all the nice posts. There is a guy here at the IU Simon Cancer Center that has CP. When Angie was doing the shoe drive, I told him he should invent some shoes for people with CP. He said he would work on it. He has been a volunteer here for like 28 years. When I showed him your beautiful pictures, he just couldn't believe how beautiful you are, and neither could I!!! You Rocked that place girl. So proud of you! Congratulations!

2/17/2009 3:40 PM  

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