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Happy 13th birthday to the most beautiful, brave, strong-willed & determined girl I know.
This time 13 years ago, you came into this world way too early, 13 weeks early to be exact! I didn’t get to see you straight away as they had to rush you off to get you breathing. When I eventually got to see you, you were this tiny, vulnerable little person with transparent skin & small enough to fit in one hand! We were told the next 24 hours would determine whether you survived or not. You had numerous operations in those first weeks & every time we ran the risk of losing you. Even at 3 months still in the incubator when you contracted meningitis & again we thought we’d lose you, you proved us all wrong! Between then & now you’ve had 24 operations & still you come out fighting & stronger than ever before!! Caitlin you make me so proud every day to be your mum & that I get the honour of calling you my daughter! I am so amazed at just how brave & clever & strong you are. You will forever be my hero!!! Love you forever missy may! Love from the proudest mum ever!! birthdaygirl 13today proudmum lovethisgirl brave myhero teenageratlast lovemydaughter 13yearsold