Today is a big day here in the forest. It's Rory's birthday party day! I am so excited! I've been planning for a long time.
I know some people don't understand why I feel the need to make a big deal out of a birthday that in all reality, Rory won't even remember. I get it, I realize that she won't remember this day and it's not likely to be one of the best days of her life.
That's not why I want her to have a party.
I want to celebrate this beautiful life that God has graciously loaned out to Dave and me. I want to show off to the world how far she's come in the last year and let every one know for one day that she is the most special little girl on the planet. I love to watch people gather to enjoy each other's company and all in the name of a little girl. Each year we will celebrate Rory and we will do it with style, because I want her to know just how thankful I am for each day of her life.
I understand that other families don't feel parties are necessary, and that's fine of course. But for me? I am doing it up big while I still have family to celebrate with. I have a tiny family and I am choosing to make each milestone in Rory's life a big deal while I have the time and the family around me to join.
Pictures to come tomorrow.
Happy Birthday, Rory!