I can’t believe this day is here. It seems like yesterday that we were bringing him home from the hospital. So much has happened in this year. Hampton smiled, yawned, grasped my finger, laughed, rolled over, sat up, crawled, took his first steps, ate solids, ate his first bite of sugar, played with Pippa, took many walks with mommy, fell in love with Thomas the Train, learned to take naps (because he wasn’t as a newborn) and to sleep through the night. He has had so many firsts.
This little boy was an angel sent to us. I’m convinced of that. Sure, he’s not perfect, but he has brought us so much joy, happiness and I’m a little embarrassed to say, pride. He has taught me a great deal of patience and how to live on little to no sleep. He has taught me how to love unconditionally and to forgive quickly. He has brought me to my knees in prayer many times and for that I am thankful because my relationship with God has grown so much this year. He makes me laugh and smile every day. I still can’t believe God chose me to be this little boy’s mommy. I am so blessed. Happy birthday to the sweetest little boy in the world. Mommy and Daddy are so proud of you and all of your accomplishments this year. We can’t wait to watch you grow and mature through the rest of your years. We love you more than words can say.