Lillian has celebrated her 12th birthday today. I have had a hard time not crying all morning. I stood in church this morning just whispering... praying thanks to God for the opportunity, the blessing of being her Mom.
Having a medically fragile, special needs child has taught me to have gratitude each and every day. We celebrate the smallest milestones. We rejoice when she happens to swallow a small piece of food. We talk for years later about "that time she said guacamole" so clearly. I'm so delighted that I can speak about her life in the past years....YEARS!!!
She wanted to attend church, but when I told her she had to wear a mask, I got a very dirty look and a very preteen " tay ho" response ( she hates to wear a mask) .
She got to spend the day with most of her favorite people. All her siblings pitched in a got her a real mini fridge full of her favorite drink. She was lavished on with new clothes, Barbie toys, a little cash and some bath and body works soaps and other various things.
She's currently playing in her room with all her new goodies. It has been a delightful day. I'm beyond grateful.
Happy Happy Birthday Lillian. I love you!