I was thinking of our son Caden the other day on what would have been his First Birthday, I know I don't say much about this usually, but I felt like saying something for my son. I can't describe how painful these past months have been for me and most especially my small family, I really have nothing to compare it to. I still miss him every day, despite knowing I will see him again. I wanted to openly thank those who have helped us and brought us comfort throughout these trying times, and even recently around his birthday, despite it being difficult or out of their comfort zone. I truly understand that it isn't easy, for friends or even family sometimes to reach out in times of great need to those in agony or anguish, but that makes it all the more incredible and remarkable when it does happen. You'll never know how much it meant to us, I never knew there were such incredible people who possessed such genuine courage and caring, you know who you are. It may have been a small gesture sometimes, but it reached depths which kept us moving forward and helped us to come together instead of drawing apart. Our good and bad experiences mold and refine us, for what purpose sometimes we know not. I know I will never be the person I was before, I hope I learn from these precious examples and from Caden's life to remake myself into the father and husband my son can truly be proud of. Happy Birthday Caden, I love you son.