It's hard to believe that a whole year has gone by since we first laid eyes on you. If I close my eyes I can still feel your warm, slippery body lying right over my heart. You were the most beautiful baby I had ever seen. We were so in love with you, from the moment we knew you were growing inside of me.
A lot has changed in the last year - life has been lived, new memories made but the love we feel for you has not changed. The love I feel for you is as strong as it was the day I met you and I will forever be grateful that you made me a mommy.
We know there is no birthday gift that we can give you. You have already received the ultimate birthday gift - all of this earthly stuff is just for us, we know that. But we are trying really hard. We want the world to know how much you are loved - and how much love there is to share. There are no words to describe the joy and pride we feel for you today.
In honor of your first birthday we wanted to put together some of our favorite memories. We know there will be many more - just because you aren't here doesn't mean that you will not be a part of the memories this family will make with your future brother(s) and/or sister(s).
We love you so very much and we miss you like crazy!
Happy 1st Birthday, Olive!
Mommy and Daddy
To read Olive's birth story, please visit this link and this one