Mira may not have clear memories of her daddy but you better believe I’m doing everything I can to make sure she knows him. We start the day saying good morning to his picture and end it with a goodnight to daddy.
I’m so thankful I am the crazy woman that I am and basically started planning Mira’s first birthday party the day she was born. Joe was always teasing me, “Are we fairies this week or back to princesses?”
I’d spend our down time in chemo looking online at ideas and eventually I started ordering once I fell in love with a pink flamingo, pink everywhere party. The boxes arrived on the front porch full of plastic birds and gold garlands and Joe rolled his eyes.
When doctors told us October 7th that Joe had just days to live a small part of my heart went to Mira’s first birthday party. It was something we were both looking forward to, even if he wouldn’t admit it. 🙂
I got the idea to move the party up and all of our family and friends jumped in to help. Friends donated cakes, got on ladders and my family drove straight from my brother’s wedding (including the new bride and groom) and everyone watched a little girl eat cake and her mommy and daddy filled with all the love your heart could handle.