Our little imp is so excited for her birthday! She ordered a cinnamon bundt cake for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, and chicken and wild rice for dinner. Ohhh, and she wants chocolate cake for dessert!
Every year on her birthday I think back to the day she was born and the excitement of our tie-breaker child.
Then I remember her awful first year of life when she was sick and miserable and we were exhausted, frustrated, and without answers.
Year 2 began with a little more hope as we had a diagnosis but we were so overwhelmed with her allergies that we barely knew how to begin.
Her 3rd year was full of exciting breakthroughs as she had less allergic reactions and her skin rashes lessened.
Today she is clear of the rashiness of her eczema, she has gained weight, and we feel a little less overwhelmed and a little more at peace with her diagnosis and with our daily challenges.