Today is your first birthday! I honestly cannot believe how fast that year flew by. I can remember the days leading up to your birth and the moment you were born like it was yesterday. We were so excited to meet you.
The Lord has answered my prayers in so many ways regarding you. You are perfectly and wonderfully made. You are a strong, healthy boy! You are sweet and mellow (I prayed hard for that one) little guy. You and your brother love each other so much. He told us the other day that "Parker is my bestest friend." You came into our lives one year ago and fit perfectly into our family. We love you so much!
It has been such a blessing to see you interact with others. You love to laugh (Bridget and Chase get you to laugh a deep belly laugh)! You love to play. Some of your favorite activities are playing chase, sitting in a chair at the lego table, playing in cabinets you are not supposed to be in, and throwing balls.
It is so fun to come home or pick you up after I have been gone, and see the big smile on your face. You get so excited and it melts my heart!
When you were born, we thought you looked just like your brother. However, you have taken on your own distinct look. You look like a Parker :) There are quite a few resemblances to my side of the family. We love your big, blue eyes and blonde hair. Your little turned up nose is prime for pinching. Your big, toothy grin is too much. We think you are so stinkin' cute :)
We love you so much! Our hopes and prayers are that you will grow into a godly young man. We often feel so inadequate as parents, but the Lord can take the most feeble attempts at guiding and directing you and show Himself to be Great. We pray that you will Love God with all your heart at a young age.
I hear you crying now, and you want to get up. You are proof that is God is good!