Eight years ago at a little after three in the morning
I walked myself into the hospital to learn I was seven centimeters dilated.
And she was born 30 minutes later.
She was my easiest labor.
My most mellow baby.
Despite some early weeks of really bad reflux.
She was quite simply a super mellow and sweet baby.
I called her my love bug.
And my love bug she has remained.
Her love language is touch.
And she gives the longest, tightest, most heartfelt hugs.
Today was all about her.
All of her favorite things.
The day began opening her presents.
Then hot cocoa from coffee bean.
Painting at color me mine.
I think I like her day too.
Soup at panera bread.
And the day rounded out with pepperoni pizza, brownie bites and ice cream.
And her last and final request, the jacuzzi. Or cajuzzi as her sister calls it.
A beautiful day celebrating our big 8 year old.
I am amazed at her thoughtfulness, beauty, creativity, style, and genuine determination
even and especially when things are tough. I pray daily for her stamina to overcome
the challenges that have come her way with learning. And I trust daily that God has
a reason and plan that those challenges are there. And I know that he will allow her
I feel so very blessed to be along for this part of her journey, helping to guide her
and to learn just as much from her in return.
Happy Birthday sweet love bug!