Dear Evie:

I want to tell you so much about how I feel today,  but I know you won’t understand.  Someday maybe you’ll have your own little girl or boy, and you’ll understand then.

But I do want to say that because I am your mommy, I know true joy.  Next to marrying your daddy, you are the best thing I have ever done, and I pity those who do not know you.

Your first year with us has been amazing and humbling and surprising and wonderful.  And it only gets better from here, baby-girl.  It only gets better from here.