Happy 5 months, sweetheart! And it's been an absolutely wonderful 5 months for your daddy and I. We survived our first week at daycare and mommy's first week back at work. It wasn't easy for me. Monday dragged on for me and I just couldn't wait to get off work to see you and cuddle with you. Each day afterward was a little better. Not easy, but better. But I think that we're going to be ok. I know you're going to have to grow up sooner or later and leave me. If not now, then a few years from now when you start school. I might as well get used to it, huh?
Each day that passes that am able to hold you and kiss you is a day that I feel like the luckiest person in the world. Despite the tragedies that happened on Friday, I am still optimistic that you will grow up in a world that is good and just. We only want the best for you and you had better believe we will do whatever necessary to keep you safe.
Thank you for being my son. Thank you for shedding light in my life. You are the absolute best thing to have ever happened to me. I love you, always & forever.