To A on her 2nd birthday

Oct 2012

My dear baby A,

You turned two last week. We went to the zoo, you rode a zebra on the carousel, and you had no idea it was your birthday. But I did.

You see, two years ago we brought you home from the hospital. You were impossibly tiny, and I felt terrified because I’ve never known someone to need so much from me. Then, I watched a miracle grow. You’re no longer a baby, but a little girl with a will and a soul. You have eyes that some notice just for the intensity of color, but I love them for the intensity beyond the blue. Continue reading