Grace Fion, you stole my heart. I am sure much like every daughter steals a father’s heart, but it was you who stole mine.
I must admit that when we decided to pursue our second adoption journey, I was scared to death. I couldn’t imagine having the capacity to find more love in my life, and I feared that it just wouldn’t be the same. What I found is that the heart simply grows…just like our family.
My hope for you is simple…as you get older please continue to open your heart (and arms for a hug) to everyone you meet; continue to be excited every time you see me walk through the door (kind of selfish I know, but it is one of the best parts of my day); and I hope that you and Nolin continue to take on the world…together.
Grace, I love you more than you could ever imagine and I simply want to wish you a happy first birthday.