One year ago today you came into our life, into a family full of girls but perfectly happy to get used to a boy. You smiled early, and often, but even before you mastered that smile, you captured the heart of our girl. She declared you the cutest baby ever, and proudly held her new cousin on your third day of life and fell in love with your round head and baby fingers and tiny toes. We had nearly given up on having a second child of our own, were not yet past the sadness of failed tries and circumstances, but we spent that first weekend with you and watched her – watched how she held you and gazed at you and smelled you and adored you.
You were the reason we kept on trying, the reason we knew that our family was not yet complete. You hold a special place in my heart for showing me that, for smiling your smiles, and for charming us all.
Happy birthday, sweet boy.