A Whole Hand

Today is your birthday, and it’s a big one! Today you are five years old, a whole hand! Every birthday is a huge deal as we remember all you have overcome and gained each year. It’s a celebration of your life and how amazing it is. It’s a celebration of how many lives you touch by living yours to the fullest. It’s a celebration of you being YOU, exactly as you are!

Now your age is represented by a whole hand, and it is a reminder that God’s hand has been in all parts of your life to get you where you are today. With each procedure, each diagnosis, each appointment, and each therapy, God has been there guiding the doctors, professionals, and me to making the best decisions to allow you to live your best life. God’s hands hold you and keep you safe, and they hold me as well to give me the strength we both need. I thank God every day for your beautiful life, and I thank him for allowing me to keep you day after day, year after year, on this Earth with me.

When I was very pregnant with you, I remember thinking that I just needed to get through Christmas before you made your appearance on this earth. When I woke early that Christmas Eve morning to my water breaking, I thought that it had to be a joke. Now I love that you share a birthday with the Christmas holiday. It’s a special reminder of how Christ continues to carry us through. Your birthday is forever surrounded by the love and magic this season brings.

Happy Birthday, my sweet Rhett. I am so excited to see all you will accomplish in this next year of life.

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