Dear AJ,

One year ago today, I layed eyes on you for the very first time. I thought my heart would beat out of my chest. I had know idea how much you would change my world. And yet, today, it’s hard to even remember what my life was before you were in it.

This was a year full of firsts for both you and me. I’ve watched you grow. I’ve seen you learn. I’ve held onto every moment.  And to think… it will only get better.


Anthony Joseph, you have brought me so much joy. And a sense of purpose. I fall more in love with you every day. Thank you for choosing me.


Happy First Birthday, my first born. I love you for always.