Happy Birthday, Little One!
Today is my daughter’s fourteenth birthday! Hard to believe that my baby is now solidly in the teen years. Fourteen years ago we were in the hospital waiting for armageddon, otherwise known as the Y2K meltdown. My husband and I figured the best place to be during Y2K was the hospital–and we were right.
There wasn’t a glitch in service. No power failures, no computer malfunctions, just the miracle of life happening again and again and again. Our little bundle of joy came out with low blood sugar–shocking, really, considering my sweet tooth. She was whisked away to the NICU where she spent her entire stay with visits from her mom and dad for feeding. She was tiny compared to her older brother who caught his first sight of her through thick glass holding two lollipops from his beloved Aunt Galisa.
So much has changed in the last fourteen years. I won’t bore you with our personal journey, but I will offer this as an excuse for the short post. I’m off to spend the day with my beautiful daughter. Every birthday is a gift. Every moment precious. I plan to soak them all in through her eyes today.
Happy New Year to all!
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