There are so many things that I want to write and say about this day, but for right now, I just want to give a big hug, and a big thank you to every single person who reads this blog. I want to give a big thank you for every single prayer, thought, and good vibe sent our way over the last year and a half. I want to thank all my friends in North Carolina who unconditionally let me talk their ears off over all the decisions we had to make regarding Em's birth, while I was mentally working through the decisions myself. I want to thank my dear friend who stayed up late at night with me sewing the dress that we ultimately believed Em would be buried in. I want to thank my other friend who let me come over to her house pretty much everyday to keep me occupied and busy during my pregnancy. I want to thank my family for putting up with the emotional roller coaster that we've all been on.
I'm so grateful for all the love and support that I've had. I feel like the celebration of this birthday belongs to you as much as it belongs to us. We wouldn't be here had it not been for all the prayers, and fasting. I know so many of you were praying for Em to have good health just like we were, and I'll forever be grateful for your kindness. We love this little girl so much. She brings so much joy to our lives. I know nothing from this year could have been possible without the faith of many. So thank you.