You’re One | A Letter to My Son

Dear J.J.,

Happy 1st birthday! I never thought I would be lucky enough to have the privilege to write a letter like this. I also never thought I would be able to have another child, and I definitely never thought God would bless our family with someone as special as you. You are the most perfect little addition to our family.

I am exhausted a lot because you love snuggling with mommy all night long. I am also exhausted because you are full of energy and are constantly finding things to get into. Regardless of how tired I may be and how sometimes I feel like giving up, this first year of your life has flown by. I know people say that all the time, especially after your first kid, but it is proving itself to be true as the months go by. You continue blowing through every bittersweet milestone us mamas look forward to during the first year.

Your first birthday was a day full of first’s, including your first hair cut. Daddy cut your hair, and being able to watch him doing something he is so passionate about made it even more special. You sat still like a champ as the hair fell to the floor and I held back my tears.

I don’t know what the next year will bring, but right now in this moment I am holding on tighter then I ever have before. To these moments. To the way you laugh when your sister is being silly. To the way you lay your head on me right after waking up from a nap. To the way you give kisses when I ask for one and you say “mmmm-aaaaa”. And to the way you bring so much joy and crazy beautiful chaos to our family.

Love,

Mommy

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