Dear Justin –
Happy 9th Birthday!! It has been an incredible year watching you grow and mature into an amazing person. We have done so many things together that I’m not even sure where to begin! You’ve been a great role-model for your brother, a kind and dutiful friend to those around you, an increasingly good golfer and swimmer, a true “gamer,” and the best son anyone could ask for. You’re always quick with a pun, have great stories to share, and I truly enjoy seeing what you create. (Yes, that includes Minecraft.)
Thank you for not being embarrassed by me (yet,) laughing at my terrible jokes, and spending time with me. Whether we’re on a golf course, fishing, hanging out at the comic book store, or just grabbing a bite to eat – it’s a lot of fun to hang out with you.
I know you’re going to love all of the presents you get this year….because you’ve been asking for all of them since your last birthday!! But, just know that you’re the real birthday gift to us. This day is simply another reminder of how much mom and I love you and how much you’ve added to our lives!
Happy 9th Birthday!