My goodness little man where has the time gone? 11 years ago today you made your way into this world. The day you were born you were surrounded by people who love you so very much. You had a very excited Grandma who got to witness your birth in the the OR with Daddy and I. Which is normally not allowed. Your Pop Pop was waiting in our room. The stinker held you first. It is still one of my favorite photos. Your Uncles were so excited to become uncles. They could not wait to hold you. Your auntie was just as excited too.
I can not tell you how much joy you bring to our life. You are an amazing young man. Your bravery shows through each time you have to do something out of your comfort zone. You are willing to try it. You are so into sports that some days it will drive me crazy. You get that from your Daddy. You have my sarcastic sense of humor that has come to bite me in the butt more than once. You have an amazing talent for art. You have the kindest sweetest soul I have met. You are a little old man trapped in a now 11 year old body. There are days that I am amazed with how wise you are.
You have become the man of the house while you Dad is deployed. You make sure your brother is taken care of. Even if he drives you crazy. You listen to country, rock and billboard 101’s. Music to this day still calms you. You have yet to figure out why I toss on certain artist at certain times. It is simply because I know you will calm.
My sweet sweet boy I hope your 11th year in life is the best you have had yet. I know you are missing Dad today but he will be back before we know it. He is so very proud of you. He loves you just as much as I do. Mommy loves the young man you are turning into.