My birthday last year.
My birthday this year. Funny how things change in just a year.
Last year I blew out the candles and wished and hoped and prayed that my baby girl would be okay. I wished and hoped and prayed that she would stay put and continue to grow and develop. I wished and hoped and prayed that she would be sitting right next to me this year. And she was. What a feeling!
Tonight we decided to do a test run with Morgan Kate and birthday cake. After all, she has a really big birthday coming up and she's going to have lots of birthday cake. She's never had cake before or really anything that sweet so we weren't sure what to expect.
At first she just looked at it.
Then she began to poke it. She was still not sure what it was or what to do with it. I helped her out by putting a little on my finger and feeding it to her. Apparently that's all it took.
Within seconds she was feeding it to herself.
She was one happy camper when it was all over.
Afterward, Miss Morgan Kate was in desperate need of a bath and Kaky graciously obliged. Not only did Kaky give her a bath, but then put her in this adorable little bathrobe. Too cute!
Of course Travis and I had to get some pictures with the beauty in the bathrobe.
And before everyone left they too had to get some lovin'.
It was a great birthday and the cherry on the sundae was having my baby girl with me. I feel like the luckiest person in the world. This past year has definitely had its ups and downs, but I can honestly say that God has truly blessed my life and held Travis and I and Morgan Kate in the palm of his hand through all of this.
What a difference a year makes.