My Dearest Everdeen,
Today you turn a year old. I know it sounds cliche, but where has the time gone? I've been remembering back to your birthday and what an incredible, life changing, day that was. I became a mother that day...we became our little family of three. We had waited for you for so long and you were finally in our arms...calm, pink, and as beautiful as can be.
I can't begin to tell you all of the things I have learned this year. I know I am a better person because you are here with me and I try each day to be the best mama I can be...although you make it pretty easy! I would move mountains for you little one and I hope each second of the day you can feel our love for you.
I was trying to picture life before you burst upon us with your little cry and I simply cannot. It's like we've always known you...like you were always a part of me in some form. This past year I have looked into your amazingly blue eyes and exclaimed that, "You're ours!" "You're really really ours!" Sometimes I still have to pinch myself.
You have blessed our lives in unimaginable ways. I truly have never felt love like this and I think sometimes it overwhelms me how much I love you.
Now that you are one, you are beginning to resemble a little lady. Full of personality, wonderment, and sweet kisses. I am so excited for this next year and all of the amazing adventures we will have together.
Sweet Everdeen, your daddy and I love you to the moon and back! Happy Birthday!