There are few things in life that shake up your essence in a good way, changing how you see life in general. Having a baby is one of them. It cannot be described – there was no way I could have guessed the deep love that flooded me the first time my boys were laid into my arms. Every moment of my life has a sweet song to it now, sometimes a fine tune in the background while I’m working and traveling, and sometimes a divine orchestra while playing with them or holding them while they sleep.
Matteo is turning 1 today, and it is bitter sweet to see him grow. I wish him all the wonderful experiences the world has to offer, but I would also love to forever have him rest in my arms. Today friends and family are gathering to stand by him his first birthday, and it makes it that much more beautiful to be able to reach out and share the love.
Happy birthday, my boy!