Today is my daughter’s birthday.
She did not get a pony!
(I am not stupid)
As such, I have much to do:
Pick the perfect pink frosting:
I am thankful that I purchased the bike…
already put together.
As if I would attempt that myself…
Given the trouble I have just changing batteries.
But mostly today…
I remember and am thankful for my beautiful girl.
I think about the woman who changed my life.
The woman who gave me my greatest gift.
She gave birth to my daughter.
I think of her often…
But especially today.
I wonder where she is…
and how she is doing.
I pray for her.
That she has comfort.
On the other side of the world…
She will know.
That our girl is okay.
Better than ok…
That she is safe.
That she is loved truly and beyond any expectations she could have had.
And that she did the best she could.
I celebrate my daughter today.
And for a little while.
I hold this woman in my heart…
And I say thank you.