Dear James,

Today marks 2 years since the very morning we got to meet you on “the outside.” What a crazy couple of years it has been! I don’t think I can begin to describe how much you’ve grown. Or how much your Daddy and I have grown over that time. We’ve been challenged and blessed to get to know you, fall in love with you, and raise you.

We are continually amazed at the new things you are learning. You refuse to do things on command–just marching to the beat of your own drummer, I guess. When we least expect it we’ll hear you count out loud or sing your ABC’s or make a very grown up comment. It makes us laugh. A couple of weeks ago you even decided to ditch your diapers. So long, Sweet Baby, hello Big Kid James!

Daddy and I are so proud of you, little man. We pray for you continually and are humbled by the responsibility God gave us to share our faith with you and raise you into a full grown man. In our times of joy you’ve given us moments of laughter and happiness. Through our sorrow of not getting to raise your little sibling, you’ve been a source of comfort.

Today we celebrate the wonderful 2 years we’ve had with you. Sesame Street style of course.

I love you,