Thursday, April 20

his birthday girl

Today is this sweet pair's shared birthday. Sophia was my first home-birth, and I thought we were all ready to go when I started labor on the 17th. Martin expressed disappointment that I hadn't waited till his birthday to have her, so without asking me, my body decided to accommodate his hopes and kept me in labor for another 60+ hours:/ She was born at 12:36am, the morning of his birthday, dark-haired and bright-eyed, and we were both so proud. She was dubbed his birthday girl, and he her birthday boy. Richard and I took her out on her traditional date today, and she talked a bit about the party that Marty's having in heaven with all the angels. She quoted from his last letter to her when he said she'd always be his birthday girl, and her bright eyes danced. || Happy Birthday you two.💗 💗💗💗 || photo by our friend @justinhackworth || #birthdaygirl #bittersweet #deepbreath #missyoumarty #myheartaches #hersmilethough
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  1. This is so beautiful but also makes me so sad. Sending birthday love to his girl and her boy x

  2. This seriously touched my heart. So sweet! Something she'll cherish forever! :)

  3. This breaks my heart and makes me smile at the same time. Happy Birthday to your sweet girl.

  4. I discovered your blog a couple of months ago, and your story is both heartbreaking and inspiring. Thank you for being a wonderful example of choosing love and joy in the midst of sorrow. I hope that I never have to experience your situation, but if I do, I hope I am able to handle it with the same grace you have.