Ayden Jane is 6 today. It is always cause for celebration when a birthday rolls around and as parents we are always a little sad that another year of childhood is behind them/us.
I look at pictures of each of my kids on their birthdays and I remember such fond memories of their happy little faces and all the joy they bring. I love to remember them if even just for a few minutes just as they were when they were 'little'.
It surprises me each year when Ayden Jane's birthday rolls around. The emotions that come with the pictures are ... well..... complicated. All the same joys are there and I know that her life has been filled with joys. I wonder though, when the emotions of fear, anger, sorrow... will fade. I suppose they will never fade completely, like wounds that heal and leave scars. Over the years the scars continue to fade, but they never go away completely.