My sweet baby boy,
Oh, how I wish I could be with you today to tell you Happy Birthday-to hug you and kiss you and tell you “I love you”. I want so badly to be the first face you see when you wake up every morning the last face you see when you fall asleep at night. I want to wrap my arms around you and hold you tight. I long for you to be here with us, at home where you belong. As I sit here, I am crying tears of pain because today is your first birthday and I cannot be there with you. A mommy should never have to miss her baby’s first birthday. She should be there to buy presents and balloons and to make a cake that you can dig your hands and face into. No worries though little guy. When you come home, we will celebrate. We will celebrate and it will be a celebration like no other, because you will be home forever. You will be ours and we will be yours. I will love you like crazy. I will hug you everyday and tell you how much I love you. I will kiss your boo-boos and make them all better. Your daddy will give you piggyback rides and take you fishing and do all of those things that daddy’s do. From the day you get home my son, you will know that we are a family and you will know how much we love you and you will know that we are truly A Match Made In Heaven.
Loving you from across the world,