As a little girl I dreamed about becoming a mommy one day. In my eyes it was the most special job anyone could have. On June 4, 2012 I got my wish. I was given you, my little prince. I realized my life hadn't really begun until you were here. You taught me that. I never knew I could love so effortlessly, so purely and so endlessly. You were absolutely perfect, oh my goodness; 10 pounds and 1 ounce of pure squishy love. You had the most perfect nose wrinkle, beautiful long lashes, soft flaky skin and the softest feet that I can still remember. And even though you were a big “little” guy you fit so perfectly in my arms the moment you were handed to me. My arms were built for you. Every time I hold you now and gaze into your eyes I think about your future and who you will become. I know that although today you are tiny and calm in my grasp that one day you won’t be. You will become a squiggly little infant wanting to get down to crawl. One day I will chase you all around the house, my playful toddler, as you climb the furniture and get into mischief. One day I’ll hold you so tight and wipe away your tears when you get hurt from life. One day I know that we will be packing away all of your childhood belongings and get you ready for dorm life. Then on one special day you will introduce me to the love of your life and I won’t be the only woman who is in love with you anymore. On one special day, your wedding day, I will cry as I watch you dance with your new bride. On this day I will hold you tight and tell you how proud of the man you have become. Then I know that one day life will come full circle for us, it’s amazing how that happens. On that day I will hold your entire world, your first born child, just as my parents held you. I will see the pride and excitement swell in your eyes as it did and always does in mine. Then on that day you will finally know just how much I love you son. Sadly, yet amazingly so, I know one day is so close for us. I am so thankful that 'one day' isn’t today. Because today I’m enjoying you, my newborn baby boy.