Saturday, May 3, 2008

Belated Birthdays

Audrey celebrated a birthday this month. The next day, she asked me if she could have “another birthday.” I told her that she would have another birthday next year, when she turns four. She responded, “No! I want another birthday when I turn three!!” Since then, she repeatedly tells her sisters out-of-the-blue and in a reassuring voice, “I’m going to have another birthday.” Little Princess, I suspect you will have many, many more birthdays…



Speaking of belated birthdays, Jolie had a birthday just after the babies’ birthdays. She had a pajama party. It was great to be able to do something fun for her this year. Last year, she was super excited for her upcoming birthday. She talked about it all the time. The morning of March 2nd, when I left for the doctor’s office to be checked because of my worries, Jolie said to me, “Mommy, don’t forget about my birthday!” It tore at my heartstrings, and I leaned down and promised her, “Jolie, I will never forget about your birthday.” I was worried, though, because I had an ominous feeling that all would not go well at the doctor’s office. Well, all did not go well, and Jolie had her birthday, but it was different than we had planned. It was wonderful to all be at home this year and plan something fun for her.



2 comments:

Julie said...

It really is hard to see our kids experience pain and heartache and we just have to do our best to help them. I'm sure it was hard to see Jolie not have her second birthday the way you had planned, but these kids are stronger than we think. I know that you know this! Heavenly Father succors them in his own way when we can't. That is truly the miracle!

Satina said...

I agree with everything Julie said! And I would like to add that Jolie isn't the first, and she won't be the last child who faces birthday setbacks. This year I was on bed rest during our daughter's 7th birthday. I felt like a complete slacker of a mom, but she knows I love her and had a good time anyway. Your children are doing great. They know you love them.