pink pirate princess

*here's a note from betsy and my husband.

To my friends, family, and those I have yet to spit up on:

Last Friday, I had a little accident.  I had to go to Kansas City and get my eye fixed, but the surgical team was great and I’m going to be fine.  I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who prayed for me.  I’m not out the woods yet, so please continue to keep me in your thoughts and prayers.  I have 31 stitches in my left eye, but I’m able to move it.  That’s how cool I am.  I probably won’t be able to see with it, but no one knows for sure.  The doctors tell my parents that I have a long road ahead of me, but I’m not scared.  This is a little speed bump, not a roadblock.  Don’t feel sorry for me or I will bite you, then poop my pants and make you change me.  Look me in the eye and ask yourself if you think I’m joking…

I love you all.  Pass this on to everyone.  Remember that there are others with much bigger challenges.  Pray for them too.

Betsy Kate Phillips
The “Pink Pirate Princess” 


  1. I have been thinking about you all constantly the past few days. I'm so relieved that Betsy Kate is doing better and they were able to save her eye. Sara, I love your attitude of her sight being a worry for another day. This was an attitude we quickly adopted when we were being given bad news about Reese all the time. You can cross that hurdle when you come to it. Many prayers to all of you.
    Kelly Erlain

  2. That is one super sweet smile!

  3. "Look me in the eye and ask yourself if you think I’m joking…"

    I laughed out loud! Will continue to keep the little chubber in my prayers.

    Eric H.

  4. You have a great attitude about this. So thankful that she is doing well and will continuing praying for her recovery and for your strength. God is so good! Love you all, Jennifer

    P.S. I love your blog. It makes me laugh every time I read it.

  5. Dear Pink Pirate Princess~

    You are an amazing little gift from God! He has big plans for you...I just know it! :)

    I love your smile!

    Hugs and Prayers,
    The Wade Family
    Kevin, Amy, Maddy, & Elly

    PS~Your momma is hysterical... :)

  6. Lil Pink Pirate Princess,
    You are truly a gift from God! But you don't scare me! Your momma tried her best to spit up and poop on me... didn't faze me a bit... :/ bring it on and give me your best arrggg...!!
    Love you very much
    The ye ole auntie amy

  7. Wow! Seeing this precious smile makes it all a little better. What a gorgeous little girl. Praying for you all.

  8. So good to see that awesome smile - trusting that God will continue to be with you all each step of the way on the road ahead. Love you lots.....don't ever lose the humor!!!

    "A merry heart is good medicine..."

  9. Sorry to hear about your accident Betsy. We were thinking about you and your family and will continue to pray for your recovery!

    Paul N.

  10. Little Pirate Princess, I love you and your beautiful patch!!


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