April 12, 2013
I will never forget the moment my precious baby boy came into this world.
I will never forget the pride and emotion that filled every ounce of my being the second I heard him cry his first cry.
I will never forget my first glace and how I thought he looked like a chubby version of Kate.
I will never forget the fear I felt when he was whisked away to the NICU when he was an hour old due to labored breathing and issues due to CAMT.
I will never forget the sheer determination I had to stand up and walk within hours of my csection so that I could make the journey to the NICU to be with my son.
I will never forget the pride I felt as my husband completely cared for our son during the first 24 hours of his life as I was separated from him.
I will never forget the way my heart doubled. Literally grew in size, the second I welcomed my precious baby boy into this world.
I will never forget the first time Kate met her brother. The love she had for him. The hugs and kisses she gave him.
I will never forget the excitement I felt when I brought my precious miracle baby home.
I will never forget our amazing first year as a family of four.
I will never forget the fear I had, and still have, for my son and the fight he has ahead of him.
I will never forget his first smile. The first time he rolled over. Sat unassisted. Took his first steps.
I will never forget cuddling him in the wee hours of the morning as he refuses to sleep.
I will never forget the first time he said momma.
I will never forget just how perfect this year has been.
But most of all, I will never forget the peace he has brought to our family over the past year. The joy he has brought to our lives. The love he has shared with each of us.
My sweet Will,
Happy first birthday my love.
You have taught me so much this year and have been, and continue to be, such a blessing to our family. Thank you for being just what we needed. I needed your precious spirit to help be through some of my darkest days. Your daddy needed a buddy, a son. Kate needs a partner in crime that truly understands the journey she has taken, the fight she has won.
The Lord knew what He was doing when he brought you to us. He knew we needed you, probably more than you need us.
We love you and will always fight for you sweet boy.
Never forget that. Ever.
I love you now; I will love you always.