Today, 10 years ago, you made me a momma. My first born, my boy. Everyone thought that you would be born on the 3rd, but you decided that celebrating on the 4th of July was a better idea.
It is so much more fun to celebrate a birthday with fireworks and celebrations!
You can now use all of your fingers to show how old you are.
Though, you probably will not.
That is embarrassing.
Your favorite thing is to be with friends, be social, be active.
You could be busy with friends from the morning that you wake up till the minute you go to bed, and it would not be enough.
You like to learn and read, but also play sports and be active.
This year, you are going to venture into the music world and learn an instrument.
I think that it will be a perfect fit for you.
You have kept us laughing from day one, with your silliness and songs.
You have lots to say and love to share with anyone around you.
You are a fantastic big brother, with your younger siblings looking up to you and wanting to do everything that you do!
We love you so much, our dear first born.
You add wit and wisdom into our family.
You love those around you!
Our prayer for you, as you embark into the double digits of life, is that you will always remain kind.
Sincere with your words, and seek to lead those around you in kindness.
People look up to you, and we want you to be an ally to the hurting and befriend those who have none. To look for the vulnerable and lift them up.
Advocate for those others ignore, and stand up to those who mistreat.
Use those natural leadership skills for good, as we know you can!
Happiest 10th Birthday, Jack!
We are so excited to see where you will go, and what you will do.
But above all, know that you are deeply and truly LOVED.