18 Jan

I am not sure how it happens. You bake them in your belly for 40 weeks. Really it is 34 weeks followed by six weeks that feels like a year. And then poof. They are here. Then in an even swifter poof they are one.

There is so much joy to be packed into that first year. First meetings. First smiles. First sounds. First kisses. First laughs. First fits. First play time. The list goes on and on. It is also filled with very little sleep, a pudgy tummy and numerous moments of wondering how you are going to start a business, mom the sister and mom you AND somehow be a wife. And somehow? As these moments of first fade into the distance and the future of fun (and the return of sleep and a semi flat tummy) is all so bitter sweet.

Luke, you are such a breath of fresh air. The kind that comes in a a crisp spring day with the smell of freshly cut grass and sunshine. You truly light up a room. Your sister is your MOST favorite person in the world. But honestly, you love everyone. You love long, slobbery kisses and warm embraces. You enjoy to pull Gia and Mommy’s hair and grab your daddy’s yaya’s (glasses). You squeal. With delight and when you are frustrated. It is a super high pitched squeal that can really grate on your nerves at 2:30am in the morning.

You know how to wave, clap, high five and “so big”. You love the ladies. But if there are only guys around you are not afraid to flirt with them as well. You are quiet and reserved but know how to make your voice be heard when it is necessary.  You also take every opportunity to chat my ear off when your sister is not around.

Thank you for the balance you have brought to our lives.  You are the ying to your sisters yang.  You are truly our boy and add so much to each my, your daddy and Gia’s life.  Thank you.  Thank you for proving that my heart can grow each and every day.

I love you Handsome.

7 Responses to “One.”

  1. Sabrina January 18, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

    It does go too fast! I can’t believe Luke is one! Happy birthday sweet boy!

  2. mimi January 19, 2012 at 12:28 am #


  3. Anya McInnis January 19, 2012 at 12:50 am #

    Happy Birthday, Luke! This is such a memorable tribute to your precious gift of love. When he is 20 like my precious Thomas he will love reading this! Thanks for sharing your love with all of us. It certainly brought back all those memories of my boys’ firsts!



  4. Tonia January 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    Happy birthday, Luke. I love those pictures!

  5. Holli Nucci January 20, 2012 at 5:36 am #

    Happy Birthday sweet baby Luke! You are so very very loved.

  6. Daddy January 20, 2012 at 6:32 am #

    Happy birthday son! We love you and thanks for making the 4 Ts complete!

  7. Shannon February 8, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    This makes me cry. Makes me want to write a letter to my kids … I think I will do that now. Thanks for sharing.

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