Ten years ago, at this very moment, I had no idea today would be the day that I meet you. I had no idea how this day would forever change my life.
You were such an amazing baby. You were happy, quiet, content. Unless of course it was time to sleep. Then you cried. A lot. But once we got you to sleep, you were a great sleeper! Even though you have always been a happy, kid, you've also always been so very serious. You have always looked at life and tried to analyze what it is happening and how it all relates. It doesn't surprise me one bit that you love science so much with your analytical mind.
You've always had such an amazing heart. You have always thought of how those around you are feeling. I am constantly in awe of how much you care for those who are less fortunate than you. You have always been such a grateful child. You haven't always gotten what you've wanted, but, to be honest, you haven't wanted for much. You are happy with what you have and you strive to make others just as happy. Your generous heart has helped people so much. Once again this year, you put others first, even on your birthday, and asked for donations to the Children's Center instead of anything for yourself. It takes a very special person, not just child, to do this. Today, your 10th birthday, we can't even really celebrate because of all your sister's activities and instead of being sad or upset, your response was, "It makes me happy she gets to do something she loves on my birthday." There is not a single other child I know that would react this way.
This year of life was a good one for you. It's about time. I have watched you grow so much this year. You have good friends. You're doing an astounding job in school. You're working so hard at karate. I can't even begin to say how far you've come with baseball. You're becoming more and more of your own person. It scares me to death, I won't deny that. It also makes me very happy. You're finally finding your groove. You've opened your mind to new experiences and new possibilities.
Continue to be brave my little man. Continue to care and love. Find your passion. Try not to be so very serious and smile more. Enjoy life. Enjoy your time as a child because, before you or I know it, you won't be a child any longer. You will always be my Sweet Baby Angel though. Always.
I love you more than words could ever say,