When I think about your first birthday—I reflect on the last 365 days (and then the 270ish days before that when I carried you in belly), and I am torn between overwhelming love, total contentment and happy tears. The weight of your presence in our family is undeniable and the love we all have for you shines as bright as the sun. You are the sweetest boy, and you feel things so fully, whether it's excitement at the sight of a family member, or laughing at your ability to take a few steps, or disappointment at an unexpected change. You live with fierce determination and you conquer challenges without holding back. I am so happy that you are my baby—you have taught me that there is no end to love, and that more love is always better. Happy birthday Connor!