I remember the day you were born so vividly.
Mommy was up late getting her hospital bag ready because you were due in just two short weeks! So imagine my surprise when around 4 a.m. that morning I sat up suddenly in bed and my water broke everywhere! I will never forget daddy’s face when I woke him up. It was so funny! Shocked and half asleep he wanted to go straight to the hospital, but your mommy is crazy and “just had to” take a shower and put on some mascara!
Labor was slow going… I lost track of how many popsicles (preferably red) I ate. The contractions got really strong after the doctor gave mommy some medicine to help you come out faster. I began to start pushing around 11:30 p.m. My goal was to deliver you by midnight, but it took awhile to push you out. Your heart rate started to drop and the doctor had to do some crazy things to get you out… and mommy felt it!
And then it happened… the doctor lifted you up and laid you on mommy’s chest! I saw your beautiful, wonderful face for the first time! I had waited so many months for this moment. I loved you from the start, but when mommy saw you and held you I just couldn’t hold in the love and devotion that was bursting from my heart to yours! I kissed your sweet little face and told you I loved you over and over. I couldn’t even dream of what that moment would feel like until I felt it. YOU, little boy, instantly made all my dreams come true. You made me feel love that I never even knew was possible, until I held you in my arms. You cuddled against me so sweetly, looking into my eyes, without nary a peep.
I always loved reading you your book “On The Night You Were Born” because I felt that it helped convey to you the truth. On the night you were born, everything was perfect. You were perfect. You ARE perfect.
Mommy and daddy love you SO MUCH Lincoln. We wanted to celebrate your first birthday with you, but I know that God is throwing you a great party in heaven today. I just wanted you to know that you changed our lives forever and that you are still changing lives and impacting this world with your life. You accomplished more in 5 months than some people do in decades. You are our hero. I mark each day off of the calendar because I know that each day done is just one more closer to being with you again, my love.
Happy 1st Birthday Lincoln. You truly are invincible.
Love forever and always,