I didn’t know it at the time.  I guess you could say I was ignorant but then it happened.  Not long ago I thought I had all the woman I could possibly need in my life.  My wife, my mother, grandmothers, and all the other strong woman in my family and extended family. Then she showed up and shattered every expectation.

It’s only been one year. One hell of a year.  You’ve changed my life.  Turned me into someone I never thought I could be.  Showed me true love.

In your path you’ve broken down every one of my barriers, stole my heart, and taught what it means to love.

To my wife, I’m sorry.  My heart as been stolen by another younger lady.  She is my moon and sun.  My days rises and sets upon her arrival.  The first time we meet I knew it to be true. Every day since has been the best day of my life while I got the chance to know you.

Your likes, dislikes, and the ways to make you smile.  You’re my jolly little girl. The happiest person I’ve ever had the chance to meet.

My heart is full.  Now that you are in my life. I wake up every day thinking about how to make your life better, make you happier, and how to make you proud.  It’s what I’ll do the rest of my life.

It has been the best year of my life.  It should not be surprising but it is. I thought I knew what I was in for but I had no idea.  I didn’t realize my life would change forever until I first laid eyes on you in the hospital and called you, “Roo.”

Happy birthday my little girl.

I will love you forever,