a blog about raising a daughter with cerebral palsy and learning unexpected lessons along the way

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Dear Oia

You were loved long before we knew you.
You were carefully and thoughtfully selected for us as a couple.
You were creatively tailored to make our lives richer.
You are small though your purpose is big.
You work magic everyday.
You are by far the best teacher we've ever had.
You highlight the good in this life just by being you.
You are our bright spot.
You are a brave preschooler.
You understand hard work.
You fall and get right back up.
You inspire and you are strong.
You have no limits.
You warm the hearts of those who know you.
You are perfect just the way you are.
You are our most precious gift; leaving us to wonder what we ever did so right to deserve a daughter like you.

Today, you turn 3. We are honored and proud to be your parents. Thank you, Oia, for the most amazing three years of our lives. May you be blessed with many, many more days that add up to many, many more fulfilling and happy years.

Happy Birthday, Oia Lee! We love you more than you will ever know.

Mommy and Daddy


  1. Happy Birthday Oia! I hope you have a wonderful day!

  2. Happy Birthday Oia Lee! You're an amazing little miss.

  3. Happy Birthday Oia...you're adorable!

  4. Happy Happy Happy Birthday, Oia! What a lucky girl to be so loved!

  5. Happy Birthday to a beautiful 'big' girl!

  6. Darling, strong, sweet Oia, I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful birthday, this year and every year.

  7. Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to OIAAAAAAA, Happy birthday to you!!!!!
    *insert cheering here*

  8. What a special letter to a special young lady. Happy Birthday, sweet Oia girl!!!

  9. What an amazing letter! I loved it! Happy Birthday to your sweet girl!

  10. Happy birthday Oia. I don't even know your precious daughter but just seeing her bright smile makes me happy. I hope you've had a beautiful day celebrating her.

  11. Tearful over here. Beautiful post.