We’re not celebrating it the way her parents planned.
No (extended) family.
No bumble bee themed ‘Happy Bee-Day’.
But that doesn’t mean we’re not celebrating her wherever we are!
We’re celebrating her joining our family.
We’re celebrating her milestones.
We’re celebrating her life.
But I am reminded of the end of How the Grinch Stole Christmas…
“And the Birdie, with her Birdie-feet
ice cold in the snowroom temperature on the floor, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?
It came without ribbons.
It came without tags.
It came without packages, boxes or bags.
And she puzzled and puzzled ’till her puzzler was sore.
Then the Birdie thought of something she hadn’t before.
What if Baby K’s birthday, she thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Baby K’s birthday, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
This precious baby girl has brought so much into our world.
The love, joy, and gratitude are enormous, and they are real!
Won’t you join me in celebrating Baby K’s birthday by sending love, good vibes, prayers, cheers, (or your favorite way to celebrate) to her today.
Please and thank you!