Today was the first really nice day of Spring here in Louisville. The flowers are about to bloom just like they were last year at this time. The weather can't help but bring a smile to your face. We love Spring time. Baseball, flowers, long days, warm weather - so much joy and hope in a season. Until last year I had never had a bad Spring. Last year was the worst of my life. This year is different. We are excited about Spring, and the hopes of the future. But our joy is muted by memories of how much more joy there could be today. I am glad Paul was born right as everything bloomed. His life was like a Spring flower. Beautiful, powerful, short. Every Spring for the rest of our lives will remind us of our first son, Paul Hudson. Every time the flowers bloom, every year when baseball starts, every year when we take long family walks in the cool late evening --- we will remember Paul and celebrate his life.
Happy first birthday son - we love you and we miss you.