I am overwhelmed by how much you've changed and grown. You needed so much stability when we got you. You weren't on any kind of schedule and, looking back, you were so stressed out. Trips the store, visits with new people, everything seemed to stress you out. Only, you didn't cry about it. You held it all in. After a few weeks, you told us when you were upset, you definitely learned to scream, and after a few months you developed what is called separation anxiety. This means that you didn't want anyone to hold you but mama and dadda. I'm not annoyed that you learned how to cry because it's a sign that you trust us. With our busy schedules and love of traveling, we were worried that we'd have to severely alter our lifestyle to better accommodate your needs. But, through it all, you have proven to be resilient and we are so excited to take you new places! Thanks for rollin' with the punches, kid.
You continue to trust us. You continue to amaze us. You continue to bring us so much joy.
We sure do love you.