This girl, she’s my first, my only girl. We’ve been through a lot together. Nothing has come easy for this sweet daughter of mine, even birth. It has been one challenge after another and I’ve prayed from the beginning that God would turn these challenges into strengths in her. That He would use every one to make her into a woman full of compassion for the struggles of others, joy for the life she has, and perseverance and strength to keep on. It is the people who have struggled and faced unthinkable odds that become the greatest friends, the world changers, the quiet heroes. She is already those things to me.
Today she turns 11, and I’m so proud to be her Mama. Happy birthday sweet girl!