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It was one year ago today when we saw your face for the first time. They had obviously cleaned you up and posed you, yet you still looked cautious and sad.
Of course none of that mattered to us..You could have been covered in spaghetti sauce throwing a grade-A fit in the floor for all we cared.
We were in love.
I knew it would be true, the old adage "The days are long but the years are short".
I knew that time would seem to fly past me once you were home and I decided that I needed it to slow to a stop.
And none of that has gone unnoticed.
You've been making our lives more joyful and fun and crazy and hectic and frustrating every single day for the past 7 1/2 months.
But you've been in our hearts for so much longer than that.
And we wouldn't trade a second of the honor of being your parents-- with all its frustrations and loss of sleep and slow-eating-- for anything in the world.
Son, it is my greatest honor to be your mommy and my greatest joy to have your arms around my neck giving me the biggest "bear hug" you can muster.
I promise to love you and steward you to the very best of my ability in God.
I promise to laugh with you and be silly and make messes and not care when you do.
I promise to sing with you. Songs we know. Songs we don't. Songs we make up.
I promise to cheer you on and give you "thumbs up" from sidelines and believe in you always.
I promise to snuggle and read books together as long as you'll let me.
I promise to tell you every day how amazing you are and how much I love you (Telleck to the moon times infinity).
I promise to care enough to give you correction and discipline when it's necessary, and to offer grace and teach you about redemption so that you don't carry the weight of your mistakes with you...
I promise to pray for you daily...sometimes even hourly...
I promise to always love you more. Regardless of whether or not we've have a good day or a "hard day". In whatever circumstances we come into.
No Matter What.