It seems like I should have something profound to say on your 1st birthday. Looking back though, it's all just so...much. We waited so long for you to come to us, and when you finally did our world exploded in so many (mostly amazing) ways. Despite the physical difficulty of your birth, bringing you into the world is my most cherished experience. After laboring all night, the sun rose on a cool, clear April morning, and on the next phase of our lives. I had only an inkling of how much better my life would be once you were here. And now, one year later, sitting in the same sunny spot on the couch where we rested before going to the hospital, here you are. My delightful, chubby, Sweetness and Light. I love you more every second of every day.