I don't like getting a lot of attention on my birthday, so it was a tough decision whether or not I should blog about it. But I want to share my birthday wish.
I can remember my childhood birthdays, making a wish and blowing out the candles on a home-made cake. I remember wishing for new skates, a kitten, Barbies. Oh, how my wishes have changed. Becoming a mom has forever changed my priorities. It wouldn't matter to
me if I had no gifts to open, no cards to read (although I love the
handmade cards my kids make every year!).
In May 2010, during a difficult pregnancy with many complications, I wished for Sadie to be born healthy and strong, to just be okay. In May 2011, just two days after finding out that Sadie would need heart surgery, I wished that it would be successful, and that Sadie would recovery quickly.
This year, my birthday wish is simple: to spend our daughter's birthday with her, in her country. The timing would be really tight, paperwork would need to move quickly, but it's doable. Would you pray that I get my birthday wish? My sweet girl is weighing heavy on my heart today.
To everyone who has emailed and sent birthday messages today, thank you!