Kiya is 3-years old today. I have had the pleasure of being the father of THE most beautiful little girl on this planet for the past 3-years and I feel completely unworthy of that honor at times. Even when she is grumpy, to me she is still a joy. Especially when I take a moment to reflect on the fact that it was very possible on several occasions, that she could have been taken from us at anytime. Before her birth, she could not have survived. After she was born, her initial repair surgery. And now 5 shut revisions, a second shunt placement, and all the sickness involved with shunt failure, she could still be ripped from our lives at any time and as scarey as that all is, I still feel as if I'm the lucky one. I get to be her daddy.
I love you Bug!!!