I've known for a while that this Christmas would be bittersweet. I really thought my little girl would be home. Obviously, she's not. For a while, I considered just skipping Christmas all together.
She has still been very well celebrated. She received gifts--something that she probably hasn't experienced much in her life. Even though she doesn't know how loved she is, I am touched and honored by how cherished she is. I have the most amazing friends and family that continue to overwhelm me with their generosity and support.
I love knowing my baby is opening a gift today from me--her mom. I'm not even sure if she knows what a mom is or who am I or how much her life is about to change. Regardless, knowing that she is opening a teddy bear today that will allow her to hear my voice brings me immense amounts of joy mixed with a little sadness. My baby is celebrating her last Christmas without a family.
Mommy's Coming Mija! Just 3 more weeks!