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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Birthday Wishes


Isn't the tradition of birthday wishes interesting? I mean, who thought up this idea anyway? Tuesday night I blew out birthday candles for the 26th time in my life. As I made my wish, a million thoughts ran through my already muddled mind. How I wanted to wish for the things I used to wish for. The simple things in life. Until I was about ten years old, I wished to be a princess every single time I wished on my birthday candles. No lie. Castles, crowns, jewelry, dresses . . . I wanted the whole deal. I thought that would be the icing on the cake (no pun intended).

Life has changed my wishes. I couldn't help but reflect on the wish I made last year as my sweet Gavin was in the NICU. I remember wishing that we would get a miracle and that Gavin would be healthy enough to have a long and productive life. I wished that his heart surgery would go well. I wished that he would know how much I love him. I wished that he would feel no pain.

This year my wish went something like this . . . I wish that one day I would be able to have all three of my boys together. I wish that this new baby boy will be healthy and happy. I wish that I could see Gavin one more time.

4 comments:

Tiffani said...

They'll all come true, someday! A family full of boys really is the BEST!

T-Ray said...

Happy Birthday Lindsay!

cassi said...

Happy Birthday! It is interesting how each little thing in life changes what our wishes are. If only they could be as simple as a little girl wish to be a real princess- (that's cute!)

Marcae said...

Happy Belated Birthday. I hope you had a great day!