I can hardly believe that my beautiful girl is O N E. Everyone warns you that it goes by so fast, and fast seems like an understatement. I mean, I blinked and here we are one year later. 

Emme was an answer to many, many prayers. I still catch my reflection every once in a while, a baby on my hip, and I am stopped in my tracks. I can't believe that is me, with the baby I prayed for for years. I am forever grateful for this life. Emerson fills my days with all the joy I ever dreamed of. 

Happy first birthday to you, sunshine girl. You are so, so loved.