It seems like just minutes ago I held you in my arms, fresh from heaven. I can’t believe you turn five today. Being your mom has been a pleasure, a privilege, and a blessing. I hope you feel how loved you are. You have brought more joy, laughter, whining, frustration, love, and silliness into our home that I ever could have imagined. Before you I had never felt the urge to pull out my own hair and smother someone in love in a five minute span. I have loved deeper, found more patience, and wholeheartedly felt more sweetness in my life because you exist. I wouldn’t change the last five years for anything in the world.