Happy Birthday Baby Girl! I cannot believe you are two years old!!! The thought of it makes my heart ache. Especially when I think back to the day you were born. If only I knew then, what I know now.
Tangled in tubes, wrapped with wire, you seemed so small, so fragile that first day. I was unable to see past my own fears. But now? Now, I know my Willow is mighty. Strong in any storm. Bendable, not breakable. Handcrafted by God.
Back then, I was consumed and confused by the doctor’s diagnosis. Now, I realize Down syndrome is a part of you, not what defines you. While many view it as a weakness, I know it’s the key to your strength. It’s something extra to help you navigate through life. It gives you joy in a world of darkness. It gives you love for everyone you meet. Even those who may look down on you.
Happy Birthday, my littlest love!