Friday, November 28, 2014

Happy Birthday, Leavitt William

Leavitt William,

You have blessed me with the best year of my life.  A year full of excitement, joy and firsts.  I hope today you feel as special as you are and that you know how much you are loved.   It is hard believe we have shared only a year together.  Although it seems like yesterday you were born, I can barely recall a life without you here.  You have changed my perspective and give meaning to even the smallest moments.  I am so grateful to have been chosen as your Mom.

A few days ago you had your first Christmas.  In years past your Dad and I would have had things in mind we were hoping to get.  This year all we wanted was for you to have the best Santa could find and to see you smile.  You got way more stuff than any one child could ever want or wear.

I love the person you are.  You have a magnetic personality, and the happiest smile.  You are timid in crowds, clinging to your safe people.  You have a wild streak a mile wide, but you tend to save that for your Momma and Daddy.  I am so aware of how sensitive you are.  When you reach for someone and they don't reach back you have the saddest little face.   You have a very tense relationship with the word "no"… in fact I have found a dozen ways to say no without ever uttering the word.  You are so smart and feisty.  I promise to do my best to preserve your personality, to not allow the world to alter your innocence.

Selfishly I hoped this year would come and go slower than it has.  I am not entirely ready for you to be a toddler.  I have enjoyed and cherished every stage leading us here, though some were easier than others.  You have crammed as much growing and learning into a year that any baby could and I am excited to see what next year brings.  So as you continue to grow and change I want you to know that your parents love you, we love each other, and you have a family that is doing their best to make sure you have everything you need.

Happy Birthday Baby!!!


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