Four years ago today a small frail child was born. The child was born premature and needed medical care. Two days after her birth her biological mother made the decision for only reasons she knows to leave her small child at a local hospital. This small child was hospitalized for two months where she gained enough strength to be transferred to the city orphanage where she was in an incubator for three months. On this day I think of the woman who gave birth to our daughter and hope that she may know that the small child she gave up is strong, healthy and happy today. I hope that she has found peace. I thank the hospital and orphanage that helped this small child gain strength. I thank her first foster family for caring for her and giving her the love she needed to grow in the short time she was with them. Because of all of these people our daughter became strong enough to enter Half The Sky’s nurture program where she formed a bond like no other with her caretaker that would care and love her for the next 30 months. My daughters love for her Nai Nai (grandma) is so strong that she still aches for her Nai Nai’s arms. I am thankful for her second foster family that showed this small girl all about family life, where she had a mama. a daddy, brothers and a sister. While with this family she was still able to see her beloved Nai Nai everyday when she attended the orphanage preschool program. I am so thankful to everyone that touched this small girls life. Because of them I have a spunky, strong, determined daughter. My son has a sister that loves him to pieces. My husband has a little girl who has him wrapped around her little finger. She has grown from a small frail child to a beautiful strong little girl.
Happy Birthday Sweet Pea may your day be filled with love, princesses, Hello Kitty’s, and lots and lots of cupcakes.