Night fished with you on the Davidson River.
Hiked with you through the Redwoods in California.
Taken you to the City Light's Poetry Room in San Francisco.
Filmed a video with you about an Airstream coffee bar.
Fed horses with you at the Ranch.
Held puppies with you in Austin.
Held you close to the chickens.
Walked with you down Frankfort Ave.
Let Ryder take naps on you.
Watched waves break with you on the Atlantic Ocean.
Walked past Antebellum homes with you in Charleston.
Watched her body change as you grew.
Prayed for you each day.
Held bunnies with you in the country.
Walked with you by the river.
Painted beehives with you at the Harvest House.
Although you and your mom have already done many incredible things,
the most amazing thing has been the way you labored together for you to take your first breath.
You were 9 days late and content to hibernate in the womb until Christmas.
After an induction, 10 hours of non medicated labor, 4 hours of pushing and a c-section later
you were finally here.
We think you have the most amazing ears, softest hair, and the cutest nose.
It's been humbling to have been a part of your journey to life these past 72 hours,
to share the same birthday as you, and to watch you take your first breath.
You are, and always be, your mom's greatest adventure.