Oh, my sweet boy! Where do I even begin?? I can not believe that my little baby is a year old. This has honestly been the BEST year of my life, now that you have joined our family. One day, I can't wait to explain to you the long and difficult road that we traveled to get you in our arms. We went through a lot of sad times, scary times, and prayer, but you are here and you are perfect! You are worth every single step of that journey.
Our first kiss.
I also wish that I could tell you exactly how I feel about you, but I'm not sure that there are words that can express it. I love you in a way that I didn't know that I was capable of. You are my little boy and my last baby. We have a bond that is special and so strong. My heart just overflows with love for you and it has been that way since the first time that I held you in my arms. You are so perfect and exactly what God knew that our family needed. You have completed this family perfectly, and I can't imagine life without you.
You are just the sweetest, most mild-mannered, happy baby that I know. You are relaxed and funny like your Daddy. You have the best smile and the cutest little dimple. You LOVE to be around people, especially your sister. You adore her, and you can't get enough of her. You are adventurous, care-free, and curious! I have a feeling that you are going to be my child that gets into everything.
You love music, being outside, and swinging. You also are a huge lover of food. :) You have been the best baby - a parent's dream for sure! You are slow to warm, but once you're comfortable, you love everyone. You do NOT like loud noises (like Lola barking), but you sure can be loud yourself! You love to "yell" and laugh and talk gibberish to us all.
I love you with my entire heart, just like your sister. I can't say that you have half and she has half - you both have captured the whole thing. I'll be honest, I was very nervous about having a boy. When I was pregnant with you, I desperately prayed for another little girl. God knew what I needed, though, because you have changed me. I needed you. Exactly you. And I'm so happy that our God is one that looks beyond what we think we need to give us what He knows we need. I love you, my sweet baby boy. You are my joy, my heart, and my perfect angel. I love you with everything that I am.
I love you,