My Daughter Turns 6 -- In Theory
By Molly Bice-Jackson - 12:42 PM
Happy 6th birthday. What a big girl you would be.
We love your sister as much as we love you...with all our liver and lungs.
It thrills me to see Zoe and Peter together, like nothing I have ever known. I can't imagine how much more beautiful it would be with you here as well...my crowning jewel.
You are not forgotten. I will continue to miss you and love you for as long as I live, just as I continue to learn from you everyday. You make our family special and unique.
Yesterday, on your actual birthday, I didn't shower, I didn't get out of my pajamas, I changed at least 8 poopy diapers and snuggled your sister all day long.
I did hang the birthday banner for you, but at some point in the day the thought crossed my mind, "What if I'm not doing enough to celebrate Lucy's birthday." That's when I got a very distinct impression from you:
"You are doing exactly what you should be doing. Loving and taking care of my sister and brother is exactly what I want on my birthday."
I felt honored and loved and so proud to be a mother when I felt those words.
Happy Heavenly Birthday to my firstborn child. You have made me more than I ever thought I could be. One day at a time. One day at a time.
With love and hope and happiness,