I live for each day that I can hear her giggle, see her smile, and watch her mind explode with ideas. I'm thankful that I can be there to witness all of that. It's amazing how each day that passes she gets bigger and you don't really notice until you take a step back. My almost 2 year old is no longer a baby and while my heart weeps for the loss it swells with the joy of watching her thrive.
We started fertility testing the cycle we conceived her. I'm thankful that I overcome that and I'm thankful I didn't have to experience a loss before being blessed with such a beautiful gift. I'm thankful that her pregnancy was near perfect and that labor was even better. It gave me strength. I am thankful that I get to be her mother.