And...I truly feel like the luckiest person in the world to experience her joy and watch her grow. This day will always be bittersweet for me...a mother who knows what it is to live without one of your children. I grieved heavy for her birth mother as her birthday approached this year. I'll never know why she had to say goodbye to our girl but I do know that she made a choice that had to be the hardest thing she's ever done. Saying good-bye when I didn't necessarily want to but knew I had to was by far the hardest thing for me. Her birth mother is never far from my heart...and always in my prayers...especially on days like today. I hope she feels the gift of peace over the decision she made and can somehow sense the joy and love that surrounds our daughter.
Happy Birthday, baby girl!