This past year has been, without a doubt, the best year of my life. From the moment they laid you on my chest you changed my life and you haven’t stopped changing it since. You have changed me in ways I never knew possible and have made me into a better person. Since becoming your mom I have grown stronger, gained more patience, been filled with peace, and loved like never before. You saved me and I could not be more thankful for the timing of you. But right now time seems to be flying by way too quickly and I would like nothing more than for it to slow down.
I’ve always heard people say, “The days are long but the years are short” and I never quite understood what that meant. I get it now. Some days of motherhood have felt like they will never end and some have ended way too quickly. You went from being this tiny, snuggly, wrinkly newborn to this smart, energetic, hilarious little boy in the blink of an eye. I love the way you use your tiny little finger to point at everything, the way you babble to yourself constantly, how you sing in the car, the way your face lights up when you see me, your love for family and Jellyfish Jones, and even the way you chew (it must be a mom thing). I love literally every single thing about you. Each day I’m not sure how I could possibly love you any more than I already do but then somehow my heart grows a little bit bigger.
My sweet boy, I don’t know what in the world I did right to deserve you. What I do know is that you were sent in to my life at just the right time and that you are here for a purpose. I promise to be the best mom possible for you, to give you the life you deserve, and to never let you go a day without knowing how loved you are. You are the most important thing in the world to me. I can’t wait to watch your life unfold, and to see who I become with you by my side. We’re in this together now and forever. You’ll always be my baby boy.
As always, you are safe, you are wanted, and you are SO loved.
I love you,