My dear sweet baby Calvin,
Today you turn One! Yay for you! What a big boy you have become in one years time.
Calvin, you are truly amazing. I will share a secret with you. A secret you will understand one day, far in the future, when you become a good daddy of one and then two children:
When you were still growing inside me I worried that I would not have enough love to share with two children. I love your brother so fiercely, so fully, that I wondered how would I be able to love a new baby with all the love he would deserve.
Well, Calvin, my sweet little boy, my worry was unfounded. It seems love is not measured in measurable amounts. Love is not a warm pie given out slice by slice until it is gone.
My love for you is boundless. When I look at you, into your hazel-eyes-just-like-mine, my world opens wide and I breath deeply fresh air it seems for the first time. The way you crinkle your nose makes me crinkle mine back in delight. The way you raise your small hands up to me, well, what else can I do but gather you in my arms and kiss your soft neck over and over.
Calvin, you are a miracle to your dad and me. You are so special. Created to be loved. It is so easy to love you.
My prayer for you, Calvin, is that we continue to walk this path, learning and living, laughing and, of course, growing in love. You and me, daddy and Charlie, too. You are a gift to our family. So glad you decided to join us (on the outside) one year ago at 4:01AM. My Calvin David.