On April 30, 1996, I held my precious firstborn son for the first time ever. I was so excited and loved you instantly. Although things do not always proceed as we expect, remember that you and your brother are loved. A lot of time has passed since I have seen you and Matthew. Hopefully, one day soon, I will be able to convey this to you directly. You are both always and forever in my thoughts and heart.
My dearest son, we are wishing you the best today, tomorrow, and for eternity. It is your special day and when I find you, that day will be my special day.
Until then, happy 18th birthday!
Love always, your mom, Stacey Irene James (Worthington, OH)