As I laid you down for bed tonight, the last night before you wake up as a ONE YEAR OLD, I can’t help but feel overwhelming gratitude that I was the one chosen to be your mom. All of the emotions from this last year come flooding in and the tears fell.
This year has been the greatest year of my life. Nothing could have prepared me or my heart for the love that I have felt. The moment I laid eyes on you, I knew I was forever changed. It’s a feeling that I could never put into words.
I never imagined that something so small would be able to change me in such a big way.
Suddenly the world was so much bigger than me. Love took on a whole new meaning. You were part of me. You were mine.
You’ve taught me so much about patience, love, faith, and life in general. I didn’t know how much I needed you until you were here. You filled a whole in my heart that I didn’t even know existed.
In twelve short months you have gone from a little 8 pound 2 ounce bundle of love who slept, ate, and repeated, to a smiley, spunky, 21 pound ball of energy who smiles, gives hugs and kisses, claps your hands, and jabbers non stop. I can’t get over how much you’ve grown and changed in such a short amount of time. Everyone warned me how fast it would go and told me to soak it all in, but I truly didn’t realize how true that was.
But here we are. You are ONE. You continue to grow and learn and amaze your daddy and I every day. You make us laugh constantly and your little personality is really starting to show. You’ve been such an easy baby and such a joy. The perfect addition to our family.
As much as it hurts my mama heart to think about you growing so quickly, it’s also such a blessing. I look forward to experiencing all of these new things with you and continue to watch you grow into the person that God has planned you to be.
I hope you always know how much we love you and how perfect we think you are. We will always be your biggest fans. We love you with all of our hearts and then some.
Mom (and Dad) 🙂