Oh my precious beautiful girl!
What a joy you are! What an amazing year you have had!!
I remember looking at your perfect face the day you were born, after months of anticipation and thinking, "this is it."
If I could I would go back 365 days and tell myself so many things. I would tell myself that you are beautiful and that you are brave and that you are strong.
I would tell myself not to be concerned with the physical limitations put upon you because we serve a faithful God and that you will be able to do so much more than any doctor ever described.
I would tell myself not to worry about the "what if's" because you will bring so much joy to every person around you that those questions will pale by comparison.
I would tell myself to take it one day at a time. That there will be hard days but the hard days will be overcast by the incredible, amazing days. That the milestones that you reach will be tremendous and inspiring. That you will do so much more than I could even dream of.
I would tell myself to get ready for the most beautiful ride of my life.
Eliza, you are our special joy. Happiest of birthdays, sweet girl!