At 10:52pm tonight it will be exactly one year to the hour that you were born. Such a magical moment. That hour marks the minute that my life changed forever, in ways that I could have never imagined.
Before you were born I thought I knew what love and selflessness was. I thought I knew what it felt like to feel fulfilled or content, but I was wrong. It's only because of you that I now truly know these things. I have loved you like I never thought possible, I didn't even know that this part of my heart even existed.
You've brought joy, magic, and meaning into my life. It's because of you that I have been able to deal with so much. You have made me strong. You are my rock.
This past year has been amazing. I've watched you grow so much. You are much different today than the tiny newborn that I brought home from the birth center. You went from sleeping all day and barely moving, just looking around, to a full of energy walking toddler. In the past few weeks you started saying mama. It's amazing. Every day you learn something new, every day you make my heart melt.
I'm excited to have you for this wonderful journey. The rest of our lives are going to be amazing. I'm glad we have each other. I will always be there for you, no matter what. You already know this, though.
I love you, Elijah. Happy first year of life. I can't wait to see what the next one brings.