Violet's birthday started out with her speech therapy and a Guide Dogs home visit. She then had fairy bread for lunch and waited very patiently for Emily to arrive home from school to have her birthday cake and play pass the parcel.
This is of course a day of celebration but also brings up such full on emotions. These are emotions about Violet’s birth, first few weeks of life and life in general for her. I think of what could have been and just how much we appreciate Violet is here with us every day.
I had no idea I was going to have a baby with any medical conditions and with that special needs, so when Violet was born we were suddenly thrust into the world of medical conditions and terms we knew nothing about, it was a complete shock! I don’t think it would have helped to know before she was born something was wrong, as nothing can truly prepare you.
Looking back on the past 5 years of constant ups and downs, you realise in a way...you have somehow adapted to this new way of life, even if you hadn’t realised it before. In some ways, it starts to become routine...well what else can you do.
I am thankful even though it has been/and still is a long road, she has come a long way and she has taught me so much!
I am so very thankful she is with us.
You light up my life Miss V and we love you so much...Happy 5th Birthday!