One year ago at this exact moment I was going through a metamorphosis: becoming a Mother. That day changed my life forever and I am so very, very glad.

My words cannot adequately express the feelings of joy and love I have for this little person. She is eternally knit into my heart and soul. She brings laughter to my lips, tears to my eyes, a smile to my whole being, and gives my life great purpose and joy.

I love you Claire. You are my sun, moon, and my stars today and always.

Happy first birthday baby girl. Know how very much you are loved.