One is such a small number for such a huge milestone. There is something so unique about a first birthday party. The first time your child gets an entire cake set in their lap to enjoy, the first time mom and dad deck out the backyard to look like the circus rolled through, and the first time you get to go in the sandbox even though your party dress is completely soaking wet from the water table and mom doesn’t care. Tim and I have been so blessed to watch Mia grow this past year. There were many “growing pains” that came along the way, but the good always outweighed the bad. Reflecting back today on 42 hours of labor and Mia’s birth story, we know that God is truly smiling on this little girl today.