Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Last year June 19th was father's day and your brothers, sisters and I were surprising daddy with a late lunch at Maggiano's. Even though it was almost 3 weeks from your due date, you decided you could not wait any longer. Daddy and I got to the hospital around 5:30 and you arrived at 10.
Our life was full of difficult turns and whirlwinds, but you, along with your siblings, remained my source of peace and happiness. I am fascinated at your adoration and love for me. I am proud of your walking and talking. And I am excited, watching your loving, silly, dare-devil personality develop.
Today marks your first birthday. I understand the sense of relief mothers have when marking their son's 18th birthday. You have already caused mommy too many grey hairs. I vow to keep you safe, teach you how to be a gentlemen, encourage your dreams, and fill your life with laughter, hugs and kisses. And when you become a husband and father someday, I promise to always be your biggest cheerleader.
Happy first birthday and Many, many more! With all that I am...