12 Months

Well Shea.  We did it.  You are a full year old.  
Nothing makes me more sad or happy at this phase of my life.  I am so very thankful for you and I want you to stay a baby forever.  And grow fast so that you can entertain yourself for a minute or two.  This year has been a dream.  A crazy dream that sometimes leaves you not knowing where you are or how you got there, but a dream all the same.
You are light.  Joy.  Love.  Determination.  You are the best.
You love to wave to everyone and say hiiiiii.
You can almost walk.  Alllmostttt.
You eat tons of great food.
(you really loved your cake, clearly.)
You are about to start crying it out.  As soon as I can stop rocking you to sleep.  I am sure I am almost ready.  Jeff is.  He is going for it.  I sneak in a sleep snuggle whenever I lay you down sometimes.  
You have just made our family.  You make everyone laugh and smile and everyone wants to make you happy.
Which is good.  Because no one is happy if you aren't happy.
You love to read.  Brown Bear Brown Bear is your favorite.  
You love to sing.  Happy Birthday is your favorite and itsy bitsy spider is a close second.  You also love to dance.
and laugh.  Did I say laugh?  Your laugh is the best.
We would not be complete without you Shea Bean.  We love you with all of our hearts.  We are so very thankful that God gave you to us and we could not love you more if we tried.  You are such a blessing to everyone you meet and I can not wait to see where you go and who you meet.
Happy First Birthday Shea Shea!

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