Well, my dear, we made it. This past year has often seemed like time has stood still. But, 365 days have passed, and today you are one. Even though many of the days have seemed long, looking back at pictures, I remember every detail of the night you were born, including the intense feelings of joy and amazement when I first laid eyes on you.
But despite all the challenges this year has brought, I would do it over in an instant. Because you my little Goober, are worth every sleepless night and every minute of crying. You are truly the perfect final piece to our family.
Your siblings have a love for you that I can only describe as unconditional. All three of them squeal with excitement when daddy brings you down from your crib in the morning. Katherine usually has her hands around your neck, hugging you the minute she sees you. Charlotte shouting, "Goobie, hi Goobie! Smile!", while Will fills your tray with cheerios from his bowl. One year later, they are still completely enamored by you, and show it every chance they get.
I look forward to seeing what the next year has in store for you. Here's to today and many more happy birthdays to come my sweet boy!