One year ago today, at 4:30 AM, I woke up to a little surprise. My water had broken after a long day of mall walking and cookie baking the day before. You may have decided to come a few weeks early, but we were ready 🙂 We were ready to meet our little Peanut and officially become parents. 
The day may have not gone as I thought it would, but that didn’t matter. 
I may have not been able to have an unmedicated vaginal birth, but that didn’t matter.
At 5:30 pm, I got to hold my little Peanut for the first time and finally call him by name. 
Parker, 

You have brought so much joy and happiness to my life over the last year. You have taught me so much about myself and how to live life one day at a time. You are such an amazing little boy so full of laughter and love. You keep me on my toes and constantly smiling. 

Thank you for being patient with me over the last year as I learned what it means to be a mother.  Things didn’t always turn out the way I had planned, but you are so forgiving. It has been amazing to watch you grow over the last year and I am excited to see what we have in store this year! 

I went back to read your birth story and it brought tears to my eyes all over again. It is a day I will never forget, ever. 

Love, 
Mommy