This very minute, just one year ago I held you for the first time. I looked into your eyes and saw the unbridled potential they held inside them. I soaked in every moment of you. My life has never been the same. So much has happened this past year. So much heartache. So much joy. So much worry. So much celebration. So much you. So much us. Words cannot express what I feel for you. I want to be your everything always but I also want you to be your own man and grow up strong and courageous and independent. Each step you take that moves you away from me hurts just a little but it also feels so good. I am so proud of everything you have already become. I couldn’t ask for a more wonderful person in my life than you. I love you, Little Man. Happy Birthday!