(yesterday...Princess Tara turns 3!!)
Yesterday was Tara's birthday...I just can't believe how grown up my little girl is!! It was full of blessings + wishes...we had the most love-filled day. I had planned on writing a happy happy blog post full of birthday pics but...this is the sad truth. Since I wrote this blog post last week...my heart has been filled with a heavy sadness at all the little girls in the world who won't even have a first birthday. I am not trying to be morbid...but it's simply the truth. So even as we celebrate...there is a part of me that feels despair + sadness at what it means to be a girl in so many parts of the world. I also read this post right here by Lis and can totally commiserate with her feelings. I agree with her that we, as mothers, have to be strong...and pass on that strength to our daughters. So...while I wish my Tara a happy birthday..I also wish that there were more little girls who would get the opportunity to celebrate theirs.