She came into my life like a rolling thunder storm. A little nine month old. She came with one broken cardboard box full of clothes and shoes that were too small and broken toys.
A week later we were in the hospital with a child who nearly died two days after coming home to us.
Two long scary weeks later she came home to us. She had lost three pounds and I was terrified that she would not make the year. But she did. You see no one told her she had an expiration date stamped on her.
What the year brings I don't know and frankly I don't want to. I choose to live for today and celebrate my daughter.
Amy Fields is a mama and a blogger. Follow her at Many Kinds of Families.