Today is Roo's second birthday! Hooray!
Two years ago today, at exactly this time, my obstetrician pulled Roo out of a gaping incision in my abdomen. (It sounds so pretty when I put it that way, doesn't it?) After 36 hours of labor, the final hour of which I had to go without an epidural, my favorite little person in the whole wide world made her debut.
The time since then has been the most challenging and rewarding two years of my life, and I wouldn't trade a second of it for anything in the world. I am so very thankful to my Father in Heaven for trusting me with Roo, for letting me love her first. She is the most amazing, wonderful, beautiful, clever, and sweet little girl I have ever known. I am a better person for being her birth mother. She inspires me every day to make something of myself so she can be proud of me.
I love her so dearly, I don't have the words to express it. I am so thankful for Roo, and for P and M for being such wonderful parents. It would be enough for me, I think, if they were simply good to Roo, but they're good to me as well. What would I ever do without them? They spoil me.
And today their baby girl is two. What a wonderful day!
Happy birthday, Roo! I love you.