I can't believe it's already been a year! But at the same time I can't even remember a life without you in it.
We all know what a miracle you are. The story's been told far and wide.... your momma was not supposed to be able to have babies... losing your sibling just a few months prior gutted her and left her battered... then came you. Beautiful, smart, PERFECT you!
You are the answer to her tearful prayers. You fill her arms and her heart. But dear Declan you are a miracle to me too.
See this last year life has been TERRIBLE, more painful than any other I've endured. Hope has been HARD to find. Miracles have not yet come. So often this past 12 months I have been at the depths of despair and there has been you. Your baby soft sweetness... your blond newness... This past year, I would feel hopelessness CRUSHING my soul, and then I would remember your momma sobbing, from the depths of her soul ACHING because she would never know what it felt like to be a mom. And now here. you. are. Miraculously, amazingly, incredibly you. are. here. When you shouldn't have been.... when doctors said you couldn't have been... YOU. ARE. HERE. and at the depths of my worst pain I would think.... God did this. God brought Declan to Cori. He can take care of my heart break too.
Declan Fisher... you are so much more than a baby. You are so much more than my sister's full arms. You are hope. You are possibilities. You are dreams come true. You are a FUTURE.
Thank you for keeping me afloat this past year, Declan. I love you dearly!
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord , plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.