Oh Andy!!! Somehow, I feel sad with all the preparation I did for this day that got cancelled because I wanted to celebrate this milestone of yours, after all it's your first birthday!!! But it reminded me what I value most, your're safe... you're happy... And your life has accentuated and added layers to the person I was before, and of course to your sister and papa too.
You have your priorities in order, and know what you need. Love, hugs, quality time and space by yourself to explore.
Food, milk (lots and lots of it), water, sleep. Time spent outdoors with your feet and hands on the earth, and your skin kissed by the sun every morning. Walks on the beach. Songs and stories. More hugs.
You see life as a wonderful opportunity to experience joy, to be curious at every opportunity, to love intensely, to trust and be trusted, to belong to a family and a community. You inspire me.
Darling boy of mine, thank you for this first year. Thank you for teaching me and being patient with me. Thank you for your unconditional love, your sloppy kisses, and your belly laughs.
I’ll love you forever, and beyond.
Happy First Birthday Alejandro Romulo!!! More to come ❤️❤️❤️ (armed with an iPhone, we went out to get his daily dose of 7AM Vitamin D).