On Your Birthday: A Letter from Dad

Months ago I told B it'd be nice for him to write a letter to Jackson on his birthday. His response? Writing isn't my thing. Then tonight, on Jackson's birthday, he gave me this. All day I've searched for the perfect words in honor of this day, but haven't been able to place my finger on them. Just like that the words were handed to me. 


It has already been a year since your mother and I introduced you to this crazy life we call ours. It is hard to put into words how I feel about the first year of your life, but I can tell you that you're kindof a big deal. No really, a BIG deal.   It has been amazing seeing you go from a faint kick in your mother's belly, to such a determined little dude who is the spitting image of both me and your mother.  You have a personality that makes me smile more and more every time I look at you.  You're getting pretty good on your feet, and you can already throw balls around on demand.  It only gets me more excited about all the fun adventures we are going to have, things that I might or might not already be planning…   In the next year I get to see you grow even more, talking, walking, and growing into your own little person.  I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty excited about it.  I love you more than I ever thought I could.  Happy First Birthday.


Jackson, you are more loved than we could ever describe. Happy first birthday my sweet, sweet baby. 
I love you!