My Family

My Family

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Happy Birthday Baby Girl

Dear Cary Lynn,

Tomorrow you reach a new milestone.  You turn 4.  For others it's just another day at the office, but for you it's a miracle.

When we first met you you were tiny.  So very small.  Then I picked you up for the first time.
You opened your eyes, looked at me, and went right back to sleep.  You felt just right in my arms.  Like you always belonged there.

We took you home.  You took us on many wild rollercoaster rides.  We lived in the hospital every few months when you first came home to us.  Doctors told us not to expect much out of you.  But you would just smile, laugh, and bite them.  I knew that you belonged to us.
So we adopted you.  We knew that it was going to be hard.  Nothing that means anything ever comes easy.  But you are worth it.

Some women complain that having children robs them of their identity.  But when you came home to us I found out who I was.  I became a mother, cheerleader, and advocate.  You helped make me strong.  Because of you I feel empowered to do things that I may not have done before.  You bring out the best in me.

Happy Birthday Cary Lynn.  You make the world a better place and I'm proud to be your mama. Keep shining my little star.