Though this letter is somewhat late, I wanted to share the feelings of my heart now, so that they may be preserved to read at some later date. You came into our lives in time of peril. You were the light in all the darkness. Our Heavenly Father knew that we needed you at that time. Though our struggles were great, we were surrounded by so many loving people that were willing to help succor our needs. You have been blessed with such a natural patience and easy-going personality. Being the third boy in four years, this trait will continue to bless our family. Even as an infant, your personality reflected little irritation and complaining.
You love to catch our attention by exploring the trash can, putting on shoes, taking trips in the car. You are climbing anything you can to prove your adventurous spirit. Dancing and finding the beat in everyday life, always shows somehow. Even when mommy was using the sewing machine, you heard a beat and danced to it. You love to laugh and show affection. If mommy takes an extra minute to sing you to sleep, it is always interrupted by a sweet kiss.
You are highly motivated by food. You love to eat healthy things and try anything. Your favorite animals seem to be dogs and birds. You are enamored by nature. One thing is for sure, you love to play with water. You love the pool, ocean, sink, shower, bath, and toilet. Whatever the setting, there is a smile on your face if water is present.
Your older brothers love you so much. They try to include you in games and love to teach you new things. It is no wonder that you are a part of this family. You fit in perfectly. I am grateful for you, my sweet baby boy. Happy Birthday!