Happy Birthday Paxton!

A year ago I didn’t know about you, but you made your entrance into this world and took your first breaths of life. As you celebrate your first birthday ½ a world away today, not only do I know about you but I know that you are my son. You may not know that yet, and that’s ok. We will have a lot of catching up to do and a lot of figuring each other out. It’s not always going to be easy, but that’s ok. I’m here and will be your mommy forever. I’m praying that next year as you turn two, you are doing so on this side of the planet running through our house and chasing your brothers.

Speaking of your brothers, they are a great group. Leighton is very cautious and will work on being a mini-parent to you (not that you will need it but he sees it as his role, we’ll work on him just focusing on being your brother). Caedmon will teach you all sorts of things, like how to pee on the trees in the back yard and how to catch bugs. Edric will help ensure that you have a visit to the ER requiring some sort of fixing of something. Surprisingly he has not made it there himself, but it is seriously just a matter of time.

And your dad is pretty awesome. He goes above and beyond the usual dad stuff and will invest in you and love you like you can’t even imagine. He loves to wrestle and play in the yard and is an amazing teacher. He’s also a pretty good cook.

And Paxton, we have a great group of family and friends that are here supporting us and waiting for you as well. Know that we are all praying for you and praying that you are home soon

And so as you are celebrated this day on the other side of the world, know that we are here celebrating and waiting anxiously for you to come home. We love you baby boy, and Happy Birthday Paxton KaOn!