Andrew James Gould.
You are ONE year old today!
It’s gone by in the blink of an eye and it’s been a year full of joy.
You were a happy baby from the start, and I felt compelled to pray over you, “May the joy of the Lord be your strength as you grow from boy to man.”
Somehow I think joy will be your strength and when you flash me that silly face you make, I can almost see into the future when you’re a teenage boy cracking us all up.
You are a delight to your dad and me. We didn’t feel a void when we had only your two sisters, but then you came along and filled a space in our hearts we didn’t even know was there. You are a wonderful boy and you are so very loved.
That full head of ever-blonding hair and those sparkling blue eyes make my knees weak and I’m sure will attract the girls when you’re older. You better tell them there’s only room for one woman in your life and it’s me! ;)
This morning we celebrated simply with pumpkin waffles and lots of “Happy birthdays” that made you smile every time like you knew what it meant!
This afternoon you played with some old toys that felt new again after we gathered all their pieces from around the house as we purged other toys. You are finally feeling better after having the same feverish bout of roseola that Avery had right before she was one. Crazy that you both had it and I’m so glad it’s gone!
I missed my happy boy :)
We love you Dewey and we cannot wait to watch you learn and grow this year!!