Our friend Mara, who is also Julia and Lily's godmother, made the comment tonight that today really felt like the first day of spring. A beautiful day to celebrate a beautiful girl who came into our lives six years ago.
Bert had the idea to take Lily to the zoo today, and it felt like the perfect place to be. Being out in the shining sun, with the spring breeze, enjoying our time together as a family - all of this felt like a celebration of Julia. And, as Lily really loves animals, it was the perfect place to see her smile and shine.
I'm posting a link to a project that Bert has been working on for school. It's a photo gallery of Julia's life, and it is beautiful. I want to point out that near the end of the gallery there are pictures of Julia when she was in the PICU, which I know can be difficult pictures to look at. If you'd like to check it out, here's the link:
It's hard to believe that six years ago today I became a mom... it seems like at least two lifetimes ago. I can't put into words how thankful I am to have had the chance to mother such an amazing little person, and for everything she gave to us and everything she continues to give to us. Happy Birthday, Julia.