I just laid you down in your crib for the last time as a "baby". Tomorrow you will wake up and be a one year old. This is so hard for your mama to believe. The past year has been by far the best year I have experienced. From the moment the nurses laid you in my arms, I was head over heals in love. That love has continued to grow and grow over the past year. Since the day I became your mama I promised God I would love you as he loves me. This is an unconditional love, that is hard for me to explain.
You have brought your daddy and I SO much joy over the past year. We have been enthralled in watching you grow and change and emerge into a little boy full of personality. You have a smile that will always melt my heart. You have a laugh that makes me laugh on the hardest of days. Your curiosity and joy in the small things makes me long to keep you small forever. Everyday you learn something new and you are always so proud of yourself. I hope you keep this self esteem as you grow older. I can already tell that you are going to be a happy-go-lucky little guy (like your daddy) with a temper (like your mama). I love that about you as I do everything about you.
So, even though tomorrow you will be one, I want you to know that no matter how old you get you will always be my baby. You will always be my first born that came into my life and taught me to love like I've never loved before. You will always be the little boy that makes my heart explode with joy every time I'm around you. I am so glad that you came into our lives a year ago. We are so very blessed to call you our own.
Happy *almost* first birthday Kason Asher. I love you more than words can describe.