I knew from the moment I finally held you that I would love you unconditionally for the rest of my life. I knew I would fervently protect you. I knew I now felt a love that was unlike any other.
When you made me a mother, I was forever changed. I’m still in awe of it all… you grew inside my tummy and came into this world so perfectly. I couldn’t stop staring at how beautiful you were. I still do that… oops.
My feelings, as you get older, are so contradictory. I’m excited and happy when you grow, but I’m sad, too. Though I want to keep you my baby forever, my heart leaps for joy when you learn a new skill, giggle, say “mama” or lay your head on my chest before falling asleep.. I love all of it.
As you dream in your crib, I pray over you before leaving your side. “Lord, thank you for my son. Thank you for his health, his happiness and the path you have set for his life.” Every. Single. Night.
Forever thanking God for you, Noah Lee. You are the light of our life and you bring so much joy to those around you. We love you more than you’ll ever know. Happy first birthday, my darling