Dear Jovi

Happy FIRST birthday to our sweet Jovi. We had no idea that such an important piece of our family puzzle was missing until you came along. You daddy and I are so excited to celebrate you today and we have been talking about it all week. It is like the time has just flown by. I remember the exact minute that you were born and I will never forget when you were placed on my chest. Your beautiful brown eyes had me hooked from day one.

Photo Captured By: Bryana Rae Photography

Watching you grow this past year has been amazing, but also tear jerking. We watched you transition from a little baby boy to a full blown toddler…it’s like you just skipped right over the baby stage. You hated baby food and went straight from breast milk to real food at 6 months. You started walking a little before you turned 10 months and now you’re running all around the house, chasing after your brother. Your favorite song is “Still Standing” by Taron Egerton. You sing right along with that song and it is the cutest thing. Well actually, you have no choice but to love that song because it’s your brother’s favorite song and we have to listen to it all day, every day!

My message to you, sonshine, on your first birthday is this: don’t ever let anyone dull your sunshine. At only a year old, we can already tell that you have the biggest heart and you are the sweetest, friendliest little boy. You love life and it radiates through your smile. Oh, and your laugh..gosh…I wish I could bottle it up and sell it because it is the sweetest sound. You don’t like cuddling, but you love giving hugs – I love your hugs!! Well, I love everything about you! I love you so much and I thank God for you daily. You are my little butter ball and I cannot imagine life with out you. For you, I have prayed, and I know that you are destined for greatness (Exodus 2:10).

We will be celebrating you and your brother at Disney World at the end of the month and I will be sure to capture these memories by camera so that when you grow up, you can see how just how much making you smile meant to us.

Love, your #1 fan and biggest supporter, Mommy.

Back to Raising. XOXO.



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