Such is life. We push forward, day by day, not knowing what wonderful experiences lie ahead of us. Some days are beautiful and somedays are difficult but each day happens and something new is learned. Emma has completed our little family and has taught me so much this year. I didn't think my heart could love as much as I love my children. This year I have not slept through the night once but have loved every single minute snuggling Emma in bed with me while she nursed herself back to sleep. Knowing that she is my last baby has made me love every milestone that much more. Today I find myself smiling but sad as we celebrate Emma. Smiling because she is mine forever and because she brings me so much joy but feeling sadness as I understand that there will likely not every be a first birthday celebrated in our house again. So today we will celebrate right. Happy Birthday Emma Renee!