Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy 18 months Baby Lila!!

My baby girl is 18 months today. After having a brief breakdown on Sunday about it, I am feeling so grateful that she is here and doing well on this occasion. I wish today that I could write all the things she loves, how mischievous and rowdie she is, what new words she has gained, and how busy we are running after her. But since that is not our lot in this life, I can say with all sincerity that I am so grateful that she is here, that she is blessing our home with her love and warmth. Other Vici Children have left their parents by now. How lucky we are that we have not yet had to say goodbye to our child. Lila has blessed us in so many ways, and I am sure that as the years pass we will realize just how much she has given us. Tonight, thinking of our experience with Lila I am reminded of a beloved poem by Robert Frost:

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Thank you Little Miss for all you have given us!


Barb said...

Happy 18 months, Lila! She is a beautiful light.

Steve and Liz Evans said...

Yay Cute Lady! Happy 18 months!

Robbie and Margot said...

Happy 18 Months Lila! What a beautiful girl. I know it must be hard not to be able write about how rowdy she is being at 18 months, but lets be honest, nothing my 19 month old did today was a miracle but little Lila performs miracles everyday because little Lila is truly a miracle. She has miraculously changed people's lives that have never met her. She has changed my life. She has touched so many people that you don't even know (like the wonderful people who brought her the courageous lion). Every day she is on this earth she performs miracles, what a great kid you have. Have fun celebrating!

w and w said...

Definitely something to celebrate. I'm sure you treasure this milestone more than any other mother out there. She is so special, so are you. miss you. love you. as always.

Cotter said...

She is adorable! Happy 18 month birthday little miss Lila!! P.S. I love that you guys "stole" Poppy. She is going to remember that forever!

Laura said...

Thank you indeed! Happy 18th Month Birthday beautiful girl! Love you guys!

D said...


Sorry, I don't have your e-mail address. But there's an upcoming event about seizures I thought might provide helpful info.

Pediatric Neurology Parent Education Night: Seizure Medications

Friday, Februay 24th at 6:00 pm
Primary Children's Medical Center Auditorium - 3rd Floor

Parents are invited to participate in a question-and-answer format presentation about seizures. Topics may include diagnosis, disorders, prevalence, medication and others. This is a chance to ask any questions you may have and to meet other parents who have children with seizures.

Discussion Lead by a Panel of Experts:
Colin Van Orman, MD
Jeffrey Ekstrand, MD, PhD
Denise Nielsen, MD
Shari Combe, PA-C
Parent Advocate Marin Bywater, LCSW
Sponsered by the University of Utah Pediatric Neurology Division and Medical Home Demonstration Project as part of a quarterly education night series.

nikki said...

Happy 18th Months Lila! She looks so big in her tumble form chair. I am glad you have one of those for her.