Love Overflowing

Dear Zachary

on January 26, 2011

My dearest Zachary,

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year since you came into my life. What a year it has been! It has been my pleasure watching you change and grow from this little helpless creature to a wild and crazy monkey. You are the sweetest little boy that I know. You love life and embrace it. You give your all in everything that you do and it is done with gusto. Whether it’s crawling around the house or being rambunctious on the couch you give 110%. You go full throttle. And yet you always come back to mommy and daddy, wanting some love and affection. You climb up in our laps so that we can give you snuggles, hugs and kisses. Melts my heart every time.

There is a reason that you are called monkey. It’s because you are into everything. You still don’t walk yet but you have managed to figure out how to climb on just about anything. Especially if it gets you where you aren’t supposed to be. There is nothing safe in our house. If we want to keep it away from you, it has to be put up high and out of your long reach. You see something that you want and you are determined to get it.

You are a very energetic little boy. Always on the go. You know what you want and you are not afraid to let anyone know when you are upset. You have no qualms about throwing a tantrum or screaming at me, your daddy or your sister. You want us to know that you are upset and you don’t care what we think. While I think it is good that you are so independent, it’s also very frustrating. You are also very animated. Your facial expressions are just so funny to watch. You have the pouty lip down as well as the perplexed look and everything in between.

There are so many things that I love about you. You are thoroughly changed my life and for the better. I love what you are, I love what you do, I love what you will be. In short, I love you through and through.

I can’t wait to see what the next year has in store. Just one thing: please don’t grow up too fast.


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