Today you are one year old. I can't believe it! I still find myself getting used to the fact that I am a daddy. Your Mama and I waited almost five years before we decided to have you. We wanted to make sure we were ready to give you all the love you would deserve and give you the best life we could possibly give you. And while I know we won't always make the perfect decisions, I do know we'll always have you at the center of our hearts.
I don't know if you'll ever read all of this and part of me feels like I'm just rambling, but I know I love you Rylee. You're my baby girl and there's nothing I wouldn't do for you. Like it or not, I'm going to be a major part of your life. I'll protect you when you're scared. I'll tuck you in at night and wish you sweet dreams. We'll pray together before you go to bed too. I feel like I've blinked and a year passed. It just seems like yesterday we left the hospital with you and you were just a little bigger than my hands. Now you're learning to walk and talk. You're big blue eyes just make me melt and your little smile and laugh makes life perfect. God blessed me with the desire of my heart when He gave me you. I promise to be the best Daddy I can possibly be for you Rylee, because you deserve that and so much more.
So Happy Birthday Rylee Buggie. You won't remember it, but I promise your Mama has went all out to make this a party to remember. We'll show you the pictures and play the videos for you when you're older I'm sure. This will be the first of many parties for you. It's a celebration for sure. It's a celebration of the day God smiled on me and your Mama and blessed us with a little piece of Heaven. I'll always love you baby.