Happy Birthday, Little One!
Happy, Happy Birthday, my little Melanie Christine Patrice Marie! What a lovely, sweet year this has been!
I would like to go on and on about what an unexpected joy Melanie's arrival was. But I will limit it to these words.
What a gift and a blessing to feel such joy, not tinged with the fatigue and overwhelm I had with previous pregnancies. To have the luxury of sitting in my lovely room, holding, nursing, and soaking her in, without the constant interruptions I had with previous babies. To have a true sense of healing some of the tender spots in my soul and psyche, to regain my joy, my trust and my confidence. To heal my memories of previous babies, where I had focuses on my overwhelm and forgotten some of the sweetness. Many, many moments spent caring for Melanie brought exquisite but fragile memories of my other sweet wee ones back to me.
Mostly, I just want to express my gratitude, to The Giver Of Life. Praise God for His generosity and loving kindness!
And May God grant Melanie many more years, in peace, health and happiness!