Tomorrow is M's birthday. She will be 11 years old. I still vividly remember the day she was born. I was there as Jeanne struggled during labor and was so scared as they told her she had to have an emergency c-section. But I also remember how happy she was to see her little girl. M is a very special kid.
Tonight as I put her to bed and told her how much I love her, she told me she didn't care about her presents. She was just happy to have a family. It brought tears to my eyes, but they were tears of happiness. For the first time in days, I was truly happy she was part of our family. I need to remember these moments when things get hard.
Happy birthday M. I'm happy to have our family too.