A 'friend' of mine wrote this note to mark the 1st birthday of her nephew. I found it heartwarming and thought to share.
“The first time I saw him in the hospital, I felt something I can't remember ever feeling before. It was pure instant genuine love for someone. Never thought it was possible to love someone this much and all in one day? He couldn't talk, or crawl or do anything but stare. I wonder how much I will love my own children. Probably 'suffocate' them with love *sigh*. But that is the thing, I feel like Tamilore is my 'own' child. The love I have for him is unexplainable. Not like I knew how to hate people before but because of him I'm 'certain' that I'm incapable of hate. I have too much love in my heart to habit hatred. The world is too beautiful to be thinking badly about anyone and Tamilore, my gift from God taught me this. I can't wait to have more babies, so I can keep on becoming a better person. Happy Birthday Tamilore! Thank you for teaching me to be better and how to love everyone and every time, even though you don't know this and you are just one. You don't know the impact you have had on me. Happy birthday my babyyy !”