It is your first birthday! Sounds like you and your mom had a fun day. I really, really miss you buddy. We still haven’t met in person, but I dream about you all the time. I just want you to know, whenever you are old enough to read this, that I love you. I love you so so so much. With all my heart, and I always will. You need to know you have a dad who won’t let you down and who is in your corner and who you can count on anytime, my son. I have wanted to be your father since I babysat the kids in my own neighborhood twenty years ago, I wish I was there to help your mom right now. Happy birthday, Asher, you don’t even know it yet but surviving a year in this tough world is one awesome accomplishment. I am really, really proud of you, my son. And I can’t wait until we get to be father and son together. Until then, be good for your mom, and always feel my love, please, because it’s real and it’s the most important thing in the world to me. Stay safe little guy. I love you.

Love, Dad