Today would have been Anika’s first birthday. It was supposed to be a day of family friends and loved ones celebrating with us. I remember Conner and Owen’s First Birthdays as great big parties to celebrate the fact we made it through!
To me, today is still a day of Celebration. I am celebrating the gift of my daughter even though it was for such a short time, and the love of my God, who makes all things beautiful. I am celebrating the loving family, for you are all family to me, that has surrounded us with so much love and encouragement. And, I am celebrating the amazing Man I married and the two boys God has blessed me with.
“The mention of my child’s name may bring tears to my eyes, but it also brings music to my ears” (Anonymous).