Thursday, August 11, 2011

The First Year

Dear Kaden,

The first time I really held you, swaddled in my arms, both of us wrapped in the quiet dark of a hospital room, I marveled that just a few hours before I had never met you.  I watched your dark eyes watching mine, while your tiny fist wrapped around my finger, and I thanked my Heavenly Father for sending you to me. 

 It's hard to believe that a year has passed.  That you--the tiny, swaddled bundle I once snuggled to sleep in my arms-- can now giggle and crawl, babble and walk.

 Watching you grow this year has been the greatest joy of my life.  With each new thing you learn my heart soars and cries--soars because I am so proud of you--cries because I hate that you are growing up so fast.  Thanks for being my little boy, Kaden Cub.  Happy Birthday!  I love you.


  1. He is just adorable. Happy birthday!

  2. Happy Birthday Kaden!!

  3. Seriously, right back atcha! There's a special place in my heart for all the babies born within a few months of Fara; it's been so fun watching them "grow together" via blogs! Your Kaden is absolutely precious! And I love the studious pictures.

  4. it goes by so fast... makes me a little sad. :( but i guess the good part is that each stage is so fun. i haven't been able to figure out what age is my favorite! i'm just looking forward to the time when i can remember all those sweet newborn moments with clarity. happy birthday to your little guy-- he is SO handsome.


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