Saturday, January 19, 2008

To My Dear Baby Lane,

Exactly one year ago today you entered my world and my life has never been the same. I remember looking into your eyes for the very first time and feeling like I've known you forever. As I held you and we cried together I thought of all the things I would get to share with you. I was so exhausted but there was no way I could close my eyes. I didn't even want to blink in fear I would miss a second of your life. I never thought I would be the mother of a perfect son.

Over the last year you have grown so much. I remember when you were so small that I could hold you with one hand. Now you are a big boy. So big that I can barely carry you around anymore. But you'll always be my tiny baby. You'll never be too big for me to hold you in my lap and stroke your sweet face.

You are so smart. Everyday you show me that you can do something new and it amazes me each time. Today I sat and watched you pretend to make an egg in your little kitchen. You were concentrating so hard that I could almost see your thoughts. You were so proud of yourself. Then you offered it to me. You are a generous and loving soul.

I love taking you for long walks in the stroller. You smile and wave at everyone who passes. I see them smile back at you and it makes me so proud to be your mother. I love to show you off. You are the absolute best thing I have ever done.

So, cheers to us my baby boy. Hope you had a very happy 1st birthday.

Yours Always,
Mommy


That was then:


This is now:


I can't wait to see what's next.