Your life didn’t start as planned but I promised you when this all started I would fight every moment so you would have a strong, loving, happy, and fun mommy. This has been a year of challenges and triumphs. I hope when you are older and look back at pictures and hear stories of this time you understand how much joy you brought to your mommy. Every day is a choice my dear Gracie. Life will always present you with challenges. It is important to maintain a positive attitude and be thankful for all you do have rather than asking “why did this happen to me?”. If you do ask “why me”, ask it for the things you are blessed with. There are so many people less fortunate in this world. You, daddy, and I are pretty darn lucky. Goals have been delayed and dreams diverted temporarily but one thing remains intact, our strong, loving family- this my precious little girl, is gold, and so rare in today’s world. Your daddy and I love each other so much and together we love you beyond words.
I will always fight to be healthy for you. I will always be here for you when you are happy, sad, scared, vulnerable or whatever you may be. You have blessed me in so many ways you will never know and in so many more ways than I could have ever imagined. You have changed my life. You have brought me more joy, positivity, patience, love, love, love, a true sense of purpose, and an ability to fight through anything. You my dear are a true gem. You light up the world with your presence.
I love you with all my heart-