“The course of true love never did run smooth…”
One year ago, today…. It’s hard to believe.
Your arrival, my Benedict, was not easy. But oh when I first set eyes on you, my love, my heart melted—as I knew it would—and of course none of it mattered in the least.
My handsome young man!
It was love at first sight.
Soon, soon, you were snuggled where you belonged right next to my heart.
This first year has not always been easy. It has known its moments of heartache and well, I’d like to promise you that things from here on out will be better; but I’m afraid there will be more pain in store for you. But I hope and pray that overshadowing all the pains and trials of life there will be joy; just as there has been for me this past year.
You have brought me joy in abundance. Every day I rejoice at your smile, your laugh. You are my sunshine boy. And I love you, my dearest Benedict.
May God bless you today and every day of your life and may we both one day reach our home with Him where there will be no more pain, only joy.
Too tired to even try a bite of your cake, stubborn boy. You shook your head and would have none of that strange stuff. But you played with your presents and laughed with your sisters. And splashed in your bath and then let me know when you were too tired even for splashing.
Then you snuggled in sweet with your blanket and closed your eyes with a little laugh and went to sleep.
Good night, sweet prince: And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!