TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY…
…HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
You are my second-born. The smallest of your brothers at birth, you are now nearly 6′ tall. You’ve always been tenacious, eating even when doing so gave you an upset stomach and rashes on your cheeks. I’m sorry it took us so long to figure out your food allergies. We persevered together, you and I.
You grew quickly. You wanted to do everything your big brother could do. And you didn’t even mind wearing the same outfits.
You are smart and you think deep thoughts.
Many are amazed at your intelligence.
And yet you do not think of yourself more highly than others.
You are an introvert like your father.
And you’ve always loved being in the water…
…Even when you were little.
Happy 16th Birthday!
You make September 11th a happy day in our home.