|(Photograph by Mary-Beth Archer)|
My sweet Baby Boy,
We are so happy that you came into our lives in such a wonderful way, and we love you very much. You are such a joy to all of us, and Daddy, James, and I love you with all of our hearts. You complete our family perfectly, and we would not be the same without you.
Daddy and I love your silliness and your ability to laugh all the time, so much so that Daddy calls you his "Party Boy." You have a tender heart, and I know that you will be a very loving man. James loves you because you are his best friend and playmate, and he can't wait for you to run wild with him very soon.
I love the fact that you are still so young and need me so much, and since you are my last little one, I treasure these days of babyhood with you. Too soon, you will be walking away from me, as you should, and so I am enjoying this fleeting time of innocence with you.
I love your blond hair and blue eyes, such a striking contrast to the rest of our family. And the way you love to cuddle and get butterfly kisses, which you eagerly attempt to return with your little, wet tongue. I love your tummy, which has to be the cutest baby tummy in the history of the world, and the fact that you are such a great eater.
You changed our family in more ways than you may ever know, Rhys, and we are better and stronger because of you. I wish you a wonderful day and an amazing year filled with new discoveries.
I love you with all my heart, Rhys Racer.