the best two birthday gifts i have ever received:
1. for the first time, emma stood on her own on my birthday for 5 seconds, clapping and smiling the biggest, toothiest smile i've ever seen. such joy!
2. my husband, whose day is typically full of work and school and related responsibilities from 5 AM until 9:00 PM every day of the week, took the entire day off to spend it with me and emma. we lunched leisurely, we ate cupcakes, we worked with emma on her physical therapy, we celebrated with some of my family, and we went to dinner. i couldn't have asked for a better day.
i am so blessed.