Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Aubrey

We'll pretend this is June 12th. Our computer has been down for almost a week.

My letter to Aubrey..

My sweet beautiful princess,

It's hard to believe it's only been 3 years since I thought I was having bladder control issues. Little did I know, that would be the day we were finally able to see your beautiful face. I remember laying on the table and Keith bringing you over, wrapped tightly in a white blanket, and seeing my precious little girl for the first time. I remember going to recovery and wanting you with me. I remember finally going to my room and finally being able to hold you. It was the most amazing moment of my life. Everyone was so happy to see you.

After a few days we finally went home. Those first few weeks were amazing. I enjoyed spending every minute with you. You were perfect, and still are. You grew and accomplished so much during that first year. You said your first words, sat up on your own, crawled, and started cruising.

Then you started walking, and clinging on to everyone you knew. You were such a shy little girl. People rarely saw your face. You were always hiding behind legs, or covering your face with your hands. You'd go to play group and never leave grandmas side. People would talk to you when we were out in public and you'd turn the other way and hide.

Now you're three. You are more outgoing than anyone I know. You'll talk to anyone who will listen. I love that about you. You always share your beautiful smile with strangers. You always show concern for those that are sad or hurt. I remember the first time you saw a picture of Bailey in the hospital. You cried for her. You're the most amazing big sister. You always ask where Bailey is when she isn't around. You always give her a big hug when you see her. You try to feed her, and when she cries you show concern.

Sweet girl, I love you so much. I can't wait to see the woman you become. You already make me so proud to be your mother.


1 comment:

Meredith said...

Hey there, a very sweet tribute to Aubrey :)

I am going to be in your neck of the woods tomorrow for a few days. We'll be at ACH for surgery. I don't know how close you are but if you really are nearby then send me a whistle. mkp1982@hotmail.com Meredith (from Downsyn/DS conference)