Today my daughter turns four. There is no way to explain the way motherhood changes you. This girl made me realize how strong I really am and how much I am capable of. From carrying a human inside of me, to the transformative, mindblowing event of giving birth, to raising her...I am convinced she has made me a better person.
She wasn't the easiest baby. Then she started having food allergies and digestive issues which pushed me and challenged me in way that sometimes brought me to tears. But here she is. Four years old, loving life and those around her, eating a carrot pumpkin muffin with stevia sweetened chocolate icing and not feeling one bit short handed because of the food choices we make.
She loves food. Last night at dinner she came up to me to tell me she loved salad so much. Um, yea kid. That's pretty incredible. I'm thankful you love salad because I love salad too.
We have raised her with healthy whole foods and healthy treats like this on occasion and she feels blessed. And I feel blessed. Truly.
I wouldn't trade her allergies or digestive issues for anything because the journey is so worth it. I love her and would do anything for her.
Happy Birthday Zola Faren. I hope you read this someday and know much you are loved. 💕