Today is Clare's first birthday.
At 10:21 pm on Thursday, June 20th, 2013, my sweet girl was placed in my arms for the first time. Immediately, I felt an overwhelming sense of contentedness and completeness. I had never felt so whole as I did in those moments.
Clare has completed our family. She brings light and joy into our days. She makes us smile and laugh. She amazes me everyday. Each and every time I look into her eyes, I am taken by their brightness and her undeniable intelligence.
Clare bear, you will do amazing things in your life, and I can't wait to watch.