My almost Christmas baby.
How in the world are you turning four today? How? It seems like yesterday that you were a teeny tiny little baby that we were so scared to bring home from the hospital. Being our first, I remember so vividly how slowly your Dad drove home from the hospital. I sat in the back seat with you and we CRAWLED our way back to Grandin Road – so afraid of upsetting you along the way.
Little did we know that a bumpy car ride was the least of our concerns and you, in fact, could handle so much more.
You have proven to us, over the last 4 years, how strong you are. You are the definition of resilient. You have such a tender heart. You are overly cautious. You are a diligent listener. And you love to please your parents and make those around you happy.
You are loved.
This past year has been a healthy one for you. You have stayed out of the hospital and have only visited CCHMC for regular check up and blood draws. You moved into a new home, into a new bedroom, and started at a new school. Your teachers call you a bright light in their day and you seem to think you are friends with everyone at school.
We love you just the way you are and wouldn’t change a thing about the last 4 years. You have brought us closer and have made us appreciate even the small things so much more.
We are beyond grateful that you are ours.