As of right now we're going on 14 months, but hey, better late than never!
You've come a long way, baby. But, I still remember the first time I held you like it was yesterday.
Samuel, you are such a joy. My heart has grown so much since you showed up. You are such a little boy. Loud. Messy. Full of energy, and so much fun. You are so proud of your self, and I am so proud of you. Watching you light up at the sight of your daddy coming home from work just gets me every time. We'll keep it our little secret that you're a momma's boy.
Watching you grow this year has been bittersweet. I know to enjoy each of those little moments as they are so fleeting. Enjoy kissing those little feet before they become stinky boy feet. Enjoy smooching all over your face and watching you light up with giggles before it becomes annoying and uncool.
You're going to blow me away this next year, kid. I love you, and I'm so blessed to be your mommy.
Also, thank you everyone for your prayers for Ruffino. We think it was a stroke that he suffered. Yesterday he had a really good day - alert and interested in eating/drinking. Today wasn't as good. We're still praying it was a one time thing and that he recovers over time. Please keep him in your prayers and I'll keep you guys updated.