My Dear Sweet Gus,
For your first birthday I think it's important that you know a few things. First of all, you are a very special little boy who is loved more than you can possibly measure. You're very lucky because not only do you have a Mama and a Daddy who love you, you also have a big sister who takes such wonderful care of you. I wish you could have seen your sister's face the first time she saw you. She was so proud of her little brother! I know that the two of you are going to be such wonderful friends.
Secondly, you should know what kind of family you have. In particular, you should know something about your Daddy. You already know that he's a brave U.S. Marine. He's tall and handsome he loves you and your Sissa very much. He wanted to be with you on your special day today. He loves his job but it hurts him to be away from all of us. There's something else you should know about Daddy. I wanted to give you a really super awesome, cool name but Daddy wouldn't let me. Let's just say that your name could have been DANGERous. Instead you got the very practical (and honorable) middle name of Paul after your great-grandfather. It is a very nice name. But it's no Danger. Just remember this when you're older.
Have a happy, happy birthday today, My Love. I can't wait to see how you change and grow between birthdays each year. I am one lucky mama!
|The Birthday Boy!|
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