A year has passed, and our little girl has just turned one. Last year at this time, we were patiently waiting for our little girl to arrive and didn’t realize how much our lives were about to change. Much like the rest of the year, Anna’s birthday was celebrated with family and friends. The amount of love, care, support that we have received has been tremendous and so unconditional. This, I think, is due in part to Anna’s infectious personality. She truly comes into a room and charms everyone with her eyes, her smile and her personality.
This year has not been without its share of ups and downs. The highs of watching Anna taking her first steps have also been counterbalanced with the stress of her surgery and everything that followed. The reality is that we have entered into an amazing roller coaster, with the highest highs and the lowest lows. Parenthood is an amazing journey and it has only just begun. Our family will change and continue to grow, and we know that this unforgettable year will be followed by many more .
I think my wife Laura said it best when she said:
One year ago today, I was in the hospital about to give birth. Anna joined us at 12:37 am on January 9. I can’t believe my baby is one! What a year it’s been – joy and frustration, laughter and tears. I wouldn’t change a minute of it!
We love you Anna!