My sweet little son.
And, much like my mom, you bring a light to this family. I knew it when you were still growing and taking up space in me. That you, like babies are, were a connection to something Greater. And you have been. Contention flees when you smile. I am so grateful for that.
So, on this, your first birthday I snuggled you longer, tickled your toes until you howled with joy, peeked as you as you napped your worry-less sleep, and we all sang Happy Birthday to you countless times today. Celebrating the light you bring and the life you remind me of.