So its been a year. A year of the unknown. A year of challenges. A year of ups and downs. But mostly a year of true happiness. Happiness I did not know could exist. From the beginning when you were put into my arms, I knew my life would NEVER be the same. I just did not know that it would be this good.
We have so much to learn together. We all have so much to teach you. But you have already taught us so much. There is not a human being that meets you that is not drawn to you. You are a TRUE gift from God.
Each milestone you reach is more than a big deal! When you wave bye bye --you light up the room. When you transition from seated to "crawling" or "scooting" we cannot get enough. You learn something new each day and we as a family are teaching you all the neat things we take for granted.
I cannot believe that there are people around this world that think that you will suffer. I can see it in your eyes that you enjoy every aspect of life. You are not suffering when you laugh from your belly. You are not suffering when you squeal with delight. You are not suffering when you enjoy every last little bit of collared greens. Yes you like collard greens!! Suffering is not going to be in your vocabulary.
The friends we have made because of you are unreal. A true group of "happy" people. Nothing seems to bother many of the families that we have met. I think that you Chambers will show us that the little things in life truly matter. It doesn't matter what car you drive, what clothes you wear, what club you belong to, or many of the other things that get so many people wrapped up in life. What truly matters is the happiness that we are lucky to experience each day. So many times it escapes us. We let our minds get wrapped up in the what if's and how comes--but what really matters is the NOW.
I wish that more people were stronger to take this journey. This has been one easy year. Sure we have experienced some challenges--mostly time management with the big kids---but most we have fallen in love with the existence of you. You have created such a strong gathering--a true inspiration of human kind. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for us and for all of our friends and family!