My sweet son,
A year ago, we were preparing for your finalization; a court date had been set and we had family and friends flying in to witness this most momentous moment in your and our lives. I hadn't really thought about how it would feel, I was just so excited to get it over with and be done with social workers and courts and agencies.
Now, I watch you run around the yard exploring every rock and leaf, listen to your elaborate babble sprinkled with newly learned words, run my fingers through your curls and I think, ' I cannot imagine a different life' .
You are an adventure of your own, you are different every day and I wish I had a perfect mind to record every single thing. You sing songs now ( really just Hello by Adele and the goodbye song from gymnastics), you love to sort things into piles and build mixing bowl towers while I prepare dinner. You adore food and have the most amazing palate; fearlessly devouring Indian and octopus with the same enthusiasm.
You have friends now and while your play with them is still mostly side by side, it is awesome to imagine what the pathway of your friendships will look like.
Ever in my heart, you are a constant discovery. You are my greatest gift, I will never stop being thankful.