On Your 1st Birthday

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Dear Caleb,

Today is your 1st birthday. I hope and pray that this is just the first of many celebrations in your honor. This past year, you have taught me how to love, how to be patient, how to care, how to pray, and how to truly smile from my heart. You are the sweetest baby that I have ever met and I am not just saying this because you are mine. Your spirit and energy lights up any room that you are in. Your eyes remind me that God is real and so is a mother’s love.

The fact that you were born on World AIDS Day was by divine design. I know that you will be a God-fearing young man who thinks globally, acts locally, and always cares about improving your community.

I thank God for you everyday but, on today, I feel especially blessed to be your mother. It has been my honor to watch you grow and continuing on this journey as long as God allows.

Happy birthday, baby boy.

Mama loves you.

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