Today is our daughter's first birthday!

She woke up bright and early this morning. Not the best gift for her momma and sick daddy, but I sense she wanted to make the most of her 1st birthday. PLUS, her grandma flew into town last night and she needed to meet her. She peed through her first cute birthday outfit of the day ["Grandma's Love Bug" onesie and hot pink Hurley pants], maybe because she wanted a wardrobe change ["Best Gift Ever" onesie and ruffled-booty pants].

Right now my little drama queen, nothin' but joy, splish splashin', gibber gabbin', hand-holding walking daughter is asleep in her room. I cannot describe how much JOY she's brought to our life. She is living up to her name: a new life of flowers...spring. We love her so much.

To make this day even more supernatural, on the day Addise was born I wrote THIS POST on our blog. How fitting, how timely. Only God. Even the picture speaks to what I was feeling, aching for, groaning inwardly about.

Shake-my-head, smile-so-big, jump-for-joy, my babies are home! And today we celebrate Addise's first birthday!

[Birthday pictures to come on another post!]


April L. Diaz

April has been a visionary activist her entire life. She has made it her mission to lead high performing teams and develop leaders in the margins of society while caring for our bodies, mind, and spirit. Secretly, sheโ€™s a mix of a total girly girl and a tomboy, and is still crazy about her high school sweetheart, Brian. Together, they co-parent 3 fabulous kiddos and live in Orange County, CA.