Baby M's first birthday was a wonderful day. Our amazing and beautiful baby was a whole year old. The day was tainted only by the thought (that I carefully filed in my mind and heart for a more appropriate time) that her older sister never got to celebrate her 1st birthday. Here is a photo taken on her birthday....
Whenever I look at it, I smile from the inside out.
It captures the moment, when presented with her cake with it's lone candle on top, that little M rested her head against mine, allowing herself to be reassured that it was ok to enjoy this sparkly, shiny, flickering wonder in front of her. And whilst I clearly don't wear sleep deprivation well (a baby and twins; what more can I say!), I love that my love for her, and our bond, is in no doubt.
She's amazing... our happy little ray of sunshine, our final addition to our family.
We celebrated her birthday that day; we celebrated the miracle of her, and of life, too.
“This blog post has been written as an entry into the Tots100 competition in association with Boots Mother and Baby“