It was Julia’s 5th birthday party this weekend, and her brother Will turned 2. Julia was about 6 months old when I was diagnosed. I remember thinking how much it sucked that I wouldn’t get to see her grow up– that I wouldn’t get to see any of my friend’s kids grow up.
I may not be here for her high school graduation, but I was here for her 5th birthday. I’ve seen her grow into her own little person, I’ve had adventures on Whidbey with her and many many hot cocoas. I’ve been there with her to visit Santa at Christmastime. I know how much she loves candy. And Hello Kitty. And I know that when she grows up, she wants to have her own Finnegan and Piper.
It’s really special for me to be included in these kinds of celebrations, so thank you Ben and Katie for always letting me be a part of things! Your kids are great and you are amazing parents!