Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Happy Birthday Little Girl!

Saturday was LO's 8th Birthday. For the past few years I have given her the choice to either have a party at home or to take a birthday trip to Disney World. Guess where she chose this year?

She is finally tall enough to ride all the rides she wants to ride. That of course means that I have to ride them with her and let's just say that there were plenty of times that I wished that she was still too small to ride them!

Despite some rain throughout the trip, she had a blast. I love being able to take time out of our "real" life to spend this time with her. As I am sure any parent knows, it is so much fun to see our children grow and change over time (even if it seems to be happening at the speed of light sometimes!)

Her birthdays are always a little bittersweet for me. I am filled with joy that G-d brought this little girl to me but I am also saddened that her birthmother will never know this incredible little girl. I can only hope that wherever and whoever she is that somehow she knows that her child is well-loved and taken care of and that I am so thankful to her for this little girl.


Rachel said...

My mother was adopted as well, and whenever I asked my grandmother about the adoption, she always got a little sad. She said that the lady had given her the greatest gift, and she was sorry that she wasn't there to share it with her. But I think that adopting a child and raising it in a loving, nurturing home as your own (as you should!) is a double gift: for the "new" mom, and for the birth mom as well...you are doing something so special that she is grateful in her heart for you, whether or not she can see her little mentchette! Mazel tov, may she live to be 120, and may you reap more and more simcha from such a beautiful life.

PsychoToddler said...

Happy Birthday, LO!