You turned 5 years old last week! F.i.v.e....FIVE!
"I was the first one to get handed over (in the orphanage), to get you. Because I wanted a different mama, I wanted you. I picked you."
Not much is in your control as a now 5 year old and both you and Kate try in various and often infuriating ways to wrest that control from your beleaguered parents. But you do have control over how you imagine your life began and you are asserting that daily. So it is not surprising, now that I think about it, that you would imagine that you were the one who got to choose who would "get you". The alternative, the truth, that you were indeed handed over to complete strangers on a random day in September, is so much scarier.
I don't know what you wished for when you blew out your candles but my wish for you is that you will grow up knowing just how much you are loved.
Happy birthday Lucy Xiangling. I wish you nothing but happiness and joy and this look on your face: the look of complete and utter joy that only Elsa and Anna and a rock candy ice castle can bring when you are turning 5 years old.