I remember when nobody thought you would see your first birthday, and now you are hot on the trail of number SEVEN. Seven is a magical number. I can’t wait to discover what exciting adventures SEVEN has in store for you this year.
I remember when they told us of your chances of not being born a standard model Hodson kid. I remember how all your brothers and sisters came to me and told me that they already loved you…..no matter what.
I remember how after a particularly grisly surgery, your surgeon came in to see how you were doing. You stood up in that hospital crib and gave him a hug. I remember…..that surgeon began to cry at the love you showed him.
I remember how sick you’ve been. I’ll never take a day of your being healthy for granted. I will always do what ever it takes to help you grow stronger and live your life to the fullest.
I remember how your love for books got us through the first several years of your life. Being too sick to do anything but sit in my arms as I read book after book after book to you. Your love of books is still strong.
I remember all the blessings, the joy, and beauty that you have brought into my life. And I promise to never, ever forget.