Makenna has a way of reminding me to keep things in perspective. So, although there are times when I am overwhelmed by this whole process and our new reality, and as much as I feel like control is completely slipping away and that things are changing faster than I can keep up; there are so many more things that will remain the same.
This last year has certainly been filled with change, but at the heart of it, it remains the same. Makenna's nature is still just as pure, vivacious and contagious as ever. She brings me calm ~ and strength.
She also reminds me that cast or no cast - tramatic year or not, she is definately three. She utters "no" with an easy defiance, she fights with her sister, and she cries when she doesn't get her way. All of these things are bound to stay the same!
So, my birthday wish for Makenna this year is growth (and lots of it) ...sprout, baby, sprout, patience to deal with frustration whether it be related her sister, her toys, a puzzle, or her cast, and continued laughter because it's contagious.
She amazes me each day! Happy Birthday, Makenna!