happy 1st birthday little babe. you were so thrilled and surprised to wake up and see your party door. the very first of so many. your bothers and sister were so excited to see you, or help you, come through. rylen and marley both insisted to carry you through. as soon as we heard you making noise we hurried to get the other kids in the room so they could be there to see your face.
this past year has been so incredible having you in our family. you are exactly what we needed. these last twelve months have gone by way too fast. if only i could beg time to slow down and it would listen. although i cherish each milestone you pass, it is also a little bittersweet because i know you are my last. i have so many hopes and dreams for you in your life, but most of all i hope you are happy, really happy. and healthy, of course. we love you so much.