Ian, my nephew, turned 1 year old today. I can distinctly remember the day he was born and the joy in my sister's and her husbands eyes when they introduced us to their son for the first time. Since Ryan was born, I have grown to understand the pride that comes with having a son. It is a love that is powerful on many different levels.
As the year has come and gone, I have seen Ian grow and change into the cute little boy that was giggling, smiling and romping around on my living room floor today, full of hope and promise for a bright and joyful future. I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of his life. His presence in my life is precious.
Happy Birthday Ian August Hemmann. I can't wait to see what the next year brings for you as you grow and explore this world around you. May you always feel the love of your family and the love of God.
Aunt Jenny, Uncle Chris, Cousins Charlotte & Ryan