Happy birthday to my little boy!
How have you grown up so fast? The days whiz by, and the years run together like a stream that won't slow down.
12 years ago you came into our world, and changed it forever. I can't imagine what life would be like without you in it everyday. You are so full of energy; a little soul bursting with life from the moment you awake. Your joy for living is contagious, and the walls of our home are happily infected.
You love people, and I am so inspired by your ability to make friends so easily.
You make us laugh till our sides ache, and you make me cry with compassion for the homeless.
I love your heart.
Your wicked dance moves.
Your silly jokes :)
Your passion for adventure.
That curly little white spot on the top of your head, that only I see.
Your distain for "weird" smells.
Your love for cookie dough ice-cream.
Your insanely creative imagination.
The way you memorize every word of your favorite songs.
But, more than anything-- I love the way God made you. Just as you are. And over the years, no matter how you change, how you grow, or how life shapes you, I will love you all the same.
Happy Birthday, my sweet boy!