Wow today is Ellie’s big day. She turns 7 years old. I’ve never been so happy on either of my kid’s birthdays before. Last night every time she would smile, I was just glowing with happiness. I want to give her the world this birthday. I have really learned to appreciate the little things in life. Like a smile. Or when Jake says “mushmash” instead of mustache, ok maybe I did appreciate that before, but it’s so much sweeter. Although it is Ellie’s Birthday today she keeps on telling everyone that it is not. She told my sister, “My mom is really confused, I am not 7 today, and I will be 7 on my party.”
Today I thank god for giving me more time with my sweet Ellie. Although sometimes she doesn’t come off so sweet these days. Almost all the time she is being a sweetie pie now. She is completely done with her one medication. A few more weeks in her system and then it should be completely back to my Ellie.
Not sure if anyone has heard the song “I am Strong.” I listened to it for the first time and broke down and cried. Cried in a good way and bad way. I was so proud of Ellie listening to the song because I know she has been amazing strong through everything, but at the same time I must wonder how much time I have with Ellie. It’s a song made for the kids at St. Judes to help raise money for research. It’s a great song.
I have two of the most amazing children in the world. I am blessed, speaking of I am Blessed, that’s another one of my favorite songs. Last night I saw a mom screaming at her child in public. The baby just kept on crying, she was practically shaking the kid. I just wanted to tell her, you are blessed, count your blessings. A few tears are nothing in the scheme of things. Don’t get me wrong discipline is one thing, but she wasn’t disciplining she was just yelling at this two year old with disgust. As my mom reminds me since this has all begun, always think of your child like it’s there last day. So when you see your child today give them a great big hug and love them with all you got.
Everyone blow out a candle in honor of Ellie’s Birthday, and wish for Ellie a long happy life. God bless and hold your kids close and don’t let go.
A mother with a battle ahead of her.