Dear Little One,
Today you are six.
It s hard to believe that this time six years ago, you entered our lives. It was both the happiest and scariest day of my life. You were supposed to arrive in February, but surprised us by arriving in November! I would have loved it if you stayed put for twelve more weeks!
Thus began our journey as parents and a very long seventy two days in the NICU.
We went from you being on NG tube and CPAP to finally being able to hold you. We went from worrying whether you would be healthy or have any major health concerns or developmental delays to you climbing all over bookshelves and the piano!
and still do have a deep love for lotions and creams. You make us laugh with all the quirky things you do. Your laugh and your smile are contagious. You have an amazing way of surprising us with your wit. The Wild Kratts and Dinosaur Train sure taught you well.
You do have a stubborn streak (just like your Lola) and you drive me bonkers sometimes, but every day I am thankful that you entered our lives.
Today you are six years old. Today I am thankful for every moment we have with you. I’m thankful for all the hugs and I’m thankful that you ask for snuggle time and family time. I’m thankful that you are starting to help out with chores and that you love being my little sous chef. Today I am also thankful that you are the smart, kind, gentle, sweet, funny, clever, generous, thoughtful child that you are.
We love you very much. Happy Birthday, Little One!
Victoria Ess says
What an incredible journey!
thank you for sharing your journey with us.
Chandra Christine O'Connor says
that little girl melts me heart. Adorable pictures she is sooooooooo CUTE
Yuen C says
Suzie M says
It is amazing how fast time goes
Being a NICU nurse I know the pain & fear parents go thru, but look at the results
Happy Birthday little girl
Thank you, Suzie! We are eternally grateful for NICU nurses like yourself. Those were the toughest days of our lives. Without the support of the nurses, doctors and staff, I don’t know where we would be today.
Judy Cowan says
Happy 6th Birthday! Great letter by the way!
Thank you, Judy! Can’t believe how fast time flies!!
Darlene Schuller says
Happy Birthday to you little Miss Beautiful!!
Each birthday is such an exciting time for children, I always (and still) find their birthdays a tad sad!
<3 Darlene, you are always so thoughtful. Thank you for your kind words.
ashley p says
what a great day! 6 yrs!!! Amazing how strong our preemies
Ashley, our preemies are pretty amazing, right?