Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The girl we love is 18 today
At this moment, I have no words to adequately express how blessed we are to be the parents and brother of this child. She is a gift in every sense. She makes us feel loved. She laughs easily and often. She works hard and adores her friends. She is deeply connected to family. She is everything a parent could dream. And then some. Happy birthday, our darling girl. You deserve everything wonderful that is coming to you. The beautiful thing is, you appreciate it too.
From some reason, I am remembering the day you came home from the hospital, a swaddled little bundle, and we laid you on the bed. Your brother, who was two years old, hovered over you, not leaving your side, bouncing all around as if on a trampoline, entranced by your wrinkly wriggly newborn form. He has been your protector from that day forward. As you are his. We love you so very much, sweet precious girl. Forever and ever, no matter what. Amen.