15 February 2009
Happy Birthday Angel!
I still remember the night before you entered this world, talking to your Aunt Koko about your name, and how it needed to be special. What came to us constitutes Divine Inspiration. You truly are a Gift from God, and a reminder to Live - to embrace Life and all the Beauty this life encompasses. You bring such joy to our world, fill our days with laughter and wonder.
I struggle to understand and believe that my Baby, the youngest of the three of you turned Nine today. That your time with me, wanting to be in the same home with me, draws to it's midpoint seems inconceivable. I long to hold you in my arms the same as I did nine short years ago. I strive to hold back, allow you to stumble and fall when necessary - but this comes harder every day, every moment, for while I know each lesson builds you stronger, I so want to protect you - from the hurts and the ouches, and all those things I know you can handle with your incredible strength and grace of being.
Just know how truly grateful I am for the Gift of your presence in my life, and how truly much I love you. Happiest of Birthdays, Darling.