I was so blessed to be able to watch her grow inside her Mama's belly. But it was something else watching her being born. To sit with her Mama who was waiting <ahem> patiently for her to arrive and then to see her come into this world was absolutely AMAZING!
My heart is a little pained, okay -- maybe a lot, that I won't be able to celebrate her first birthday with her and my Friend. I wish I could've held and snuggled her this entire year, but things happened. Any way, I'm so glad there is Facebook, Messenger, and texting so that I get the privilege of watching her grow up from afar.
I was so excited to make her presents, but with my serious lack of planning (little did I know how long it would take me), she won't be able to have them today. BUT, she will be able to see them today thanks to social media.
I wanted to make her something special for giving me the gift of watching her birth. So little Lola, my love, here are your presents:
You ARE going to MOVE MOUNTAINS. You will be strong just like your Mama. I pray that you will take these words to heart when you are older. Don't let anything get in your way. Don't let the words, "I can't" escape your mouth. Instead say, "I'll try." When you feel alone or afraid, remember that God is with you....ALWAYS. I know it's hard to remember that in the moment, but take a breath and think about who gave you that breath. I wish you a very Happy Birthday, Lola. Enjoy your party and your cake. Have fun twirling in your beautiful tutu.
Hugs and kisses,