A year ago today I was lucky enough to meet the most beautiful, strong, and amazing little boy. I wish I could put down in words how much you mean to me, how much I love you, and how much I miss you. I don't go a day without thinking of you or looking at a photo of you, wishing that I could hold you in my arms again. I miss your smell, your soft skin, the little noises you made while sleeping. You were, and still are, perfect. I would give anything to spend today with you. I can picture you running around playing with your big sister, opening presents, and covering yourself from head to toe in cake. Instead I will visit your graveside, read you a book, and release a balloon in your memory. Today I will celebrate your life. The tears I cry are because I love you. You helped me realize what love truly means and I will continue to love you even though we are not physically together. We are lucky to have you as a part of our family. Happy Birthday my sweet Elijah.