Julia turns five today! She is my fun-loving, little stinker! She is so caring and compassionate. When I asked her what she wants to be when she grows up, she answered, "A helper!" She also wants to design toys, which is right up her alley!
We have a tradition of going to the Cheesecake Factory to celebrate birthdays. Since Michael's busiest day of the year will ALWAYS be on her birthday, we celebrated last night. Julia wanted the strawberry shortcake (not very short!), but the candle was placed on the S'mores cheesecake, which she happily blew out. Yeah...this food...not usually what I eat!
This time last year, we were very concerned about Julia. She got really sick. We at first thought she had some type of stomach virus, but we don't think it was that now. She was taking nausea medication and she still vomited for an entire week. She ended up going to the hospital and was given a battery of tests. We still don't know what was wrong, but we were very relieved when the worst was ruled out. Michael has a hard time talking about this time in her life because he witnessed her being put through all of the tests. She just wasn't our spunky Julia anymore and that was hard to see.
This was early on in her illness last year. I just can't bring myself to post the picture of her on the day she went to the hospital.
This is Julia today! We saw the doctor for her 5 year check-up.
Last Sunday, we were able to attend a Daughter/Mother Tea held at our church. It was really cute and we enjoyed hanging out, just the two of us. I'm so glad that my fun-loving girl is doing great and I thank God for her!
Julia being shy, but still having fun, at the tea.