Last week Lily turned five years old.
Lily struggles with birthdays every year. She says they happen too soon and that she always needs more time to prepare herself for them. I totally agree with her. It doesn't seem possible that it's been a year since she turned 4. And it doesn't seem at all possible that its been 5 years since she made us a complete family.
I'm still amazed on a daily basis by Lily. She's extraordinarily kind and loving. She makes us laugh constantly and often makes me want to cry with her kind words.
Every year I find it hard to put in to words who Lily is and what she means to us. I've had readers, in the past, suggest that I seem to care more about Bella, because I find it so much easier to write about her (seriously, I've had actual emails about it!). But the fact is, Lily is so much more than the words I can find to say about her. She's everything to us. And we've loved every single minute of every single day that we've been lucky enough to have her in our lives.
I am beyond grateful to have her as my daughter.
Love you times infinity Lily Bongo's. And I can't believe that you're 5 already!