There are some who would like to take credit for your good manners and gentlemanly charm…your worldly knowledge and wisdom far greater than your years. Gosh! Sometimes I want to take credit for it too! But the truth is that you are a rare and special soul who has brought in me a much needed calmness, faith and reason (and ever so often give me a good dose of a reality check too with your quirky and witty one liners that has me laughing till my sides hurt!).
You are the joy and laughter of our home. Sensitive (in a way that is different to your siblings), sensible, steadfast…and a little bossy too! A wild card with a gentle heart and a stubborn streak. An off the bat talker, say it as it is (but with a sense of humour) kind of boy. Your bouncing off the walls and crazy exterior housing an internally calm individual. “Big brother” to your big sister, instigator of trouble with your baby brother and dearly loved by ALL who know you.
Your late grandfather always said that you are destined for great things. All I can hope and pray for as you get older and head into Life is that you don’t get swallowed by the world or allow the world to change you! The illusion that is this world will always be a temptation…but you will be ok as long as you never forget your roots…never forget what we stand for and never forget who you are!
P.S Please don’t exercise your stubborn streak during photo taking times so that next year I can have plenty more pictures to add to my post!!