One year ago today, my life was forever changed. You entered the world. I held you, kissed your beautiful face, and rocked you as I said my hellos. Hours before you entered the world, however, you had entered somewhere far greater than any place on this Earth. During the most bittersweet moment of my life, my hellos were intertwined with my goodbyes.
How has it already been a year? An entire year since I've seen your face, held you close to me, and touched your nose. An entire year since I've kissed you hello, then kissed you goodbye. I think people underestimate the incredible bond between a mother and her child. Regardless of the time, however long or short, that you were in my arms, you will remain in my heart eternally. I knew you. I carried you. I watched you grow and I felt you kick. For the entirety of your beautiful life, you were kept safe within me, surrounded by nothing but unconditional love. You are far more than "a loss" or a sad memory. You are my daughter, and you are worth remembering.
I will always love you, I will always miss you, I will always remember you.
Fly high, sweet birthday girl.