This girl!

This girl!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

6/15/08, the date you changed my world.

"...In my daughter's eyes I am a hero
I am strong and wise and I know no fear
But the truth is plain to see
she was sent to rescue me
I see who I want to be
    in my daughter's eyes..."  
Martina Mcbride.

Seven years ago I was in a hospital bed, 37 weeks pregnant and getting ready to meet the person that was going to change my life forever. I already knew that the baby I was carrying was a little different from the one I had pictured before the diagnosis, but when I saw this tiny little creature for the first time I didn't notice what was different,  all I could see was that she was nothing but perfect.

Sophia, you arrived into the world on a father's day, stating from the very beginning that you are a true daddy's girl. With eyes wide open you started to explore everything around you and then your eyes met mine and I knew right there that we were going to be ok. You have gone through a lot in the past seven years, everything from surgeries, stays in the ICU, breathing problems and seizures. But that hasn't stopped your determination to be the happiest kid in the world, every single time we go through a rough patch you start smiling and being the happy girl that you are and that makes everything a lot better.
Today as we are getting things ready for your birthday party, I can't help but think about the resilient and determined person that you have become and that makes my heart fill up with pride to be your mother. You have come a long way my love, I believe you are going to get far and you can count on me to help you get there.
I truly believe that you came to my life to show me the kind of person I was meant to be, and I don't want to be anybody else but your mommy. It has been seven years since I saw you for the first time and today, on your birthday, I look at you and I know that I would not change anything about you. You are special and unique, not because of your diagnosis but because of the amazing, fun and sweet personality that you have. I've learned a lot from you and I am looking forward to see what else you are capable of and make no mistake baby girl, I would be there with you every step of the way loving you, supporting you and fighting the world for you.

I love you to the moon and back Sophia!


  1. Amiga:
    Que los angelitos y la vida confabulen para que nuestra hermosa Sofía siga creciendo, aprendiendo, enseñándonos y llenando de magia nuestras vidas por muchos años más.

    Un abrazo y un beso gigante para la hermosa cumpleañera.

    1. Hermosas tus palabras como siempre! Un abrazo!

  2. Happy birthday to Sophia! You are both lovely!