"My water broke."
Three years ago today, I was there to welcome Jade into the world. She came a week early, like she couldn't wait to see what was outside of that confining little womb.
Since then, she's seen a lot and done a lot. She's been to five countries. She's gone on canoe and camping trips and mountain hikes. She's had hernia surgery and is valiantly facing the trials of Myoclonic Astatic Epilepsy. She's had good times and bad and has been a strong and brave kid through it all.
As you can imagine, I'm extremely proud of my three-year-old.
Even if she thinks I'm a goof.
Jade takes a break from eating her ketogenic diet-friendly birthday cake to ask herself if she's actually related to the goofball with the camera.
Happy Birthday, sweetie.