Sunday, February 10, 2013

Mia is 6!!

It's hard to believe that 6 years ago today we welcomed Mia Bella into this world and our adventure began but here we are! In the beginning we used to celebrate a week of her life, then a month - each one a milestone for us as we had no guarantee of just how long we had with her. We still don't, as life is never guaranteed, but as weeks turned to months and months to years we kinda forgot the doctor's grim predictions as birthday after birthday proved that Mia's will to live was stronger than anything.
February 10th is usually a big celebration around here with family and friends but today it was just the 3 of us due to the nor'easter that dumped close to 2 feet of snow, canceling the travel plans of Mia's grandparents. Mia's amazing nurse, Rachel and her husband did manage to dig out and come over for some cake.

Even though we've gone from celebrating her birthday from months at a time to the more traditional annual event, Mia Bella continues to inspire and amaze us every day. Her spirit is stronger than ever and her will to live is never ending. Today and every day she teaches us to count our blessings and they are many.

Happy Birthday Mia! 2/10/13


At 11:36 PM, Anonymous Grandma Donna said...

Oh how wonderful! Your writing, the photos, the beautiful people in the photos-incredible! The three of you are my heroes, and although the snow prevented my being there, your posting and talking to all of you throughout the day helped ease the disappointment just a little. Thank you for giving us our beloved Mia. I could not have asked for a more wonderful granddaughter. Happy 6th Birthday my amazing Mia and congratulations my awe inspiring Noah and Francesca. All my love, Grandma Donna

At 11:35 PM, Blogger Francesca Buffo said...

What a journey it has been being Mia's mom. She is my greatest friend and my biggest and brightest teacher.May we treasure every day we have with her. I am blessed........

At 10:04 PM, Blogger Gail said...

Mia Bella is a beautiful little girl with a beautiful name.


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