A year ago today, I lay awake unable to sleep. Tears flowed freely from my eyes and my lips whispered prayers and promises.
A year ago today, I felt fierce kicks from within my stomach, your own way of showing me you are a fighter.
A year ago today, you were born to a family that couldn't have possibly loved you more and wanted only the opportunity to cradle you in our arms.
Today, you are alive and strong.
Today, your smile shines and brightens our life.
Today, you are one and every bit as perfect as we knew you would be.
Happy Birthday, baby girl.