Today my little girl is 6. I can't believe how fast she is growing up and in some respects I wish she could stay 5 for just a little longer. On the one hand I am so happy for her, I totally share her excitement, but on the other hand it reminds me how much we wished the time away the past 2 years since she got sick just so that we could get to the end of treatment (which is only a mere 3 months away now). I feel a little sad that in some respects she had to grow up so much faster than a lot of other kids, having to learn to swallow tablets, having to be told she couldn't do something or have something because she is sick, but in another she seems like just a typical little girl (okay big girl now ) whose face lights up as she rips open her presents, who makes magical wishes for fairies (which come true with a little help ). And most of all, she is the most amazing 6 year old I know. She's achieved so much more in her 6 years than I have in my 32 years. She is truly our inspiration and our hero and we learn so much from her every single day.
Happy birthday my big girl (even though I always whisper, "you will always be my little girl")
And of course tonight we had Nachos as Bianca requested and afterwards some chocolate cake that Bianca and Terence made last night.