Sutton Turns One

July 21, 2015

Happy 1st Birthday to my beautiful baby girl, my littlest love, my everything. What a year this has been for you, full of so many firsts and growing so fast. I remember Sutton’s arrival into the world like it was yesterday, yet I can’t even picture what life was like before her. It’s been a very bittersweet past couple of days for Michael and me. I just can’t believe it’s been a year, it happened so fast and the fact we survived! She’s still breathing, she’s still healthy and happy and oh so beautiful. 
Dear sweet Sutton Jane, it has been my greatest privilege to be called your mother this past year. I cannot tell you how many times throughout the day I pause to hold and smell you and think, “she belongs to me?? How did I get so blessed? Sutton you have taught me so much about myself, about life and the things that matter most. You can bring me to tears and joy all in the same moment. I thank the Lord everyday for you, your health and your happiness. I am so thankful I get to spend my days by your side. Thank you for being here, for being your happy funny self and for making your mom and dad’s day, over and over again. 
We love you, forever and ever. Happy Birthday, Sutton!
If you would like to leave a comment for Sutton, I’d love to share with her someday.

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