And let's not forget the newest and biggest change in our lives...Lucy. I can't believe it but our little girl is turning one tomorrow. She has done everything she's supposed to do on the early side of when she was supposed to do it! I was able to read "Babycenter" emails each week and not cry. Watching Lucy eat will never get old for me -- I could watch her do it all day! Seeing her roll over, sit up, then dance on her tummy like a beached seal until she figured out how to crawl, stand up, cruise, walk and now almost running! She and I giggle endlessly and come up with new and nonsensical words. I have been able to experience the endless joys that come with raising a typical child. And I am so grateful! I will owe that to Lucy for the rest of my life.
I've also felt the deep sorrow that comes with the knowledge that Amelia and I were both cheated of so many wonderful experiences -- but comforted by all the special moments and the bond that I know only Amelia and I will ever have. I am the person today because of all the gifts Amelia has taught me.