When people back home, where I grew up, ask me if we like Albuquerque, I quickly respond with "Yes, we love it." And I list off the reasons why and usually the first reason I give is that my nephew, who is a month younger than Addy lives down the street. We get to watch him grow up! We see him on a weekly basis and that's a privilege that not all Aunts and Uncles get.
Tomorrow is his very first Birthday and today we get to celebrate his first year of being alive. How cool is it that on the same weekend we are celebrating the death and resurrection of our saviour, we get to celebrate the life of a sweet little boy? I'm sure there is some symbolism there, but I don't know what it is. I just think it's cool.
So, Happy Birthday to the little boy who used to hate baths, to the giver of forehead kisses and to the most handsome little boy I know!
We are so thankful for your life and so happy to be a part of it.
Happy Birthday Carter, we love you!