Five years ago this past week, Melanie and I were spending quality time with our newborn daughter in the NICU of our local hospital. During those first days, other than her collapsed lung and difficulty eating, we had no idea what awaited us. But as I look back, what a joy it's been to see Whitney fight for all the wonderful milestones she's reached. Each one is a bit of a miracle. At 5 Whitney communicates almost all her needs through sign. She is 100% mobile with the help of her crocodile reverse walker. She's starting to take steps all by herself. Currently, 6 is her record. She goes to school four days a week and is getting ready for kindergarten next fall. Whitney loves playing princesses. Her favorite is The Little Mermaid. She has an outgoing personality and a contagious laugh that we all love. Our world wouldn't be the same without her.
Here are a few pictures of her 5th birthday party. A princess party of course.