Today has been a beautiful day. A day our little one turned 6.
We are thankful for our little blessing who is literally a hurricane to say the least. She is not a cause for any sort of destruction though….Not at all. Michele is a passionate little thing. She loves drawing, coloring and torturing her big brother whenever she gets the chance to do so; which is most of the time.
This little thing is a strong girl. Six years ago I had her via cesarean section out of need. She weighed 5 pounds but was good to go home in just 3 days.
5 days of being home, I was diagnosed with cancer. I had to take on this fight leaving my precious one in the care of my beloved mother in-law. It was the hardest season I have ever had to go through. I longed to hold my little one but I couldn’t. I became weak very quickly.
April 29th 2011, that is almost a month from the time she had been born, I had a major surgery to take out a 22 centimeter tumor that I had apparently carried throughout my pregnancy with my little girl!
Like most cancer journeys, chemotherapy followed only making me weaker. Too weak to take care of myself or my under 3 months old baby and a little over 2 year old boy. This was hard! I felt weak, helpless and vulnerable.
So why say all that? Because on that day of my surgery, I thought that would be it. The doctors did not think I would make it through the surgery. They told my dear husband that. That is part of our little girl’s story.
Today I am thankful for my baby girl. For the years I have been blessed to watch her grow.
God knows all and I pray and hope that I will get to be part of many more birthdays to come.
This year, me and my baby girl picked out her little yellow dress. It was our moment and I cherish it.
Happy birthday my baby girl! We pray that as you grow in age, you will grow to know and understand God’s love for you. To always seek to honor Him in everything. And know that only through Him can you find eternal life. The only life that matters.
Much much love always.