Friday, July 27, 2012
Happy Birthday Lila!!!!!
Happy Birthday!!!! Two years old! Two years of having you in our home and in our hearts! What a big girl you are. Your little body is getting lean and less "baby like". You are turning into such a stunning and gorgeous little girl. I can't believe that you are already a toddler. What a sweetheart you have become.
Lila, your Birthdays are something to celebrate! On your last birthday we had no answers about your future or what was going on in that little body. This year we know that you are truly and angel baby. That your birthdays are limited. Last year I was still holding out hope that you would suddenly develop and make strides and that this year you would be holding your head up and walking to me, and while that isn't going to happen in this life I want you to know that you are more than I could ever hoped for!! Your sweet and patient spirit fills our home and blesses our lives. You have done more for this family than any two year old could ever have done. You inspire and you give unconditional love. You are truly an old soul sent here to touch lives for a brief and wonderful moment. Whoever knows you is blessed and comes away with more gratitude and a sweet feeling of love. Simply put you are magical. You are lovely. You are everything I never knew I needed. You are my greatest teacher. I am so lucky to be your mother, to be your best friend and constant companion through your short journey on this Earth.
I am not sure if there will be a third birthday, but I am sure that you and I will not be separated for long. The day that you leave me will be the hardest and most devastating moment of my life but I will think of the day where I will see you standing waiting for me. With that huge tooth filled grin and with that whole body laugh I will scoop you up in my arms and listen to that sweet voice tell me for the first time that you love me. I can't wait for that moment. I see glimpses of it now in your sweet eyes. From time to time I feel like the Vici syndrome is taken away and at that moment you will look straight in my eyes and give me a knowing smile, and for that wonderful minute I know you see me. I know you know I am your mommy, and I see what is waiting for us in the next life. I know you will be my best friend and sweetest daughter.
Your daddy and I love you so much Lila. We talk about you constantly. We revel in the smiles and in the laughter that we are so blessed to receive. We talk about your greatness, about how you draw people to you. We are amazed by how children want to stand by you and touch you and how adults are compelled to feel of your goodness. We have been so lucky to have these last two years with you and hope and pray that there are at least two more. We love you so much! Happy Birthday baby!