“They say that from the instant he lays eyes on her, a father adores his daughter. Whoever she grows up to be, she is always to him that little girl in pigtails. She makes him feel like Christmas. In exchange, he makes a secret promise not to see the awkwardness of her teenage years, the mistakes she makes or the secrets she keeps.” –Everwood
This weekend we will be celebrating Brent’s 31st birthday. As I think about the day, who we will spend it with and where we will go, I can’t help but think about the most important little person that we miss. Cayden loved a good birthday party. She loved singing Happy Birthday, having lots of her favorite people over and especially eating birthday cake 🙂
For Brent and I, birthdays, milestones and holidays will never be the same again. Although life goes on and we do our best to enjoy each day in Cayden’s memory, a little piece of us will always be missing. At this time last year, we would have never pictured a birthday party without her. Cayden made celebrating anything a real treat. She enjoyed shopping with me at party city to pick up decorations. She always volunteered to be a helper when it came time to decorate or make treats. Cayden made our lives rich with happiness….and looking back at all the pictures and memories, she still does.
So, Brent doesn’t know it yet, but I think we will be starting a new family tradition this year. In honor of Cayden and how much she loved birthdays and cake, we will be having a pink dessert in her honor. I know she will be in Heaven celebrating with us, and she will be soooo excited to see her Daddy eat a pink dessert 😉
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY!
Also, for Cayden’s birthday this year we would like to do something very special. May 18th will be Cadybug day. I would like to take suggestions from everyone for great ideas on how to celebrate and honor our baby. So follow the blog and leave a message below with fantastic ideas! (obviously its going to HAVE to include a trip to the beach). Then, on her birthday, I will blog about our May 18th celebration ❤