Today you are fifteen months old.

A few weeks ago we were in the backyard - me, you and the dog - and I looked at you and realized something.

Back when I was pregnant I fell head over heels in love with you. I knew not what you looked like or how your voice would sound or even that you were a girl, but I knew your energy and I loved you. It was the greatest love I'd ever felt and I didn't think it got any greater than that.

How wrong I was.

Since you've been on the outside for the last fifteen months my love for you has grown deeper and grander and larger and wider than I ever knew it could. You are an amazing little being and it is an absolute honor to be you mother.

Thank you for teaching me how to love, how to mother, how to be a better human.

Happy Fifteenth Monthday.