Five years ago, today my daughter had her surgery to release as much as possible, the tethered spinal cord that has affected her bladder and kidney. She was only 5 months old.
Perhaps that's why I'm feeling out of sorts today; thankful that she made it through those hours of surgery which left her surgeon beat (his words) but sad that she has to deal with those issues. It could have been her legs paralyzed instead, so there's the silver lining.
She's so tiny in this picture. Today my Little Toughie is chasing her brother around the house and giggling. If a platinum lining existed THAT would it.