I have to say, I love my niece and both of my nephews... but Jack and I have a special connection. I think it's because we're both "thirds." I didn't really appreciate how significant being a "third" was until I read Ender's Game. And it's hard to articulate, but it's something special. On top of being "thirds," I'm pretty sure Jack will end up as one of, if not the, middle child. (I'm here for you, Jack!). So, yes, because of birth order and probably several other reasons yet unknown, this little man and I have an extra something. It's not exclusive... it's just special.
Here's a look back at Jack's first year. [All pictures were taken from iPhone or Melissa's blog.]
Happy 1 year, Jack Valiant :)