Today you turn ELEVEN! So I guess that makes you an official "tween?" I was talking to Tracey the other day and I said, "he just doesn't act like a tween, you know?" And maybe all that angst and teen stuff is still to come, but I can honestly say you are a dream.
You know what trips mommy out?
You don't have much time left in elementary school.
You do so very well in school, so I'm sure Junior High won't be a problem for you.
But it will be a problem for me.
So your tenth year of life was pretty awesome, wasn't it?
A new house, straight A honor roll, baseball, running, friends...
But most important, your decision to accept Christ and follow in baptism.
Do you know sometimes I still watch you sleep?
And sometimes I will see a glimpse of you when you were a baby.
Eleven years ago when you came along I thought you would be a baby forever
But let me tell you something
If I could have custom ordered a son, I would have ordered one just like you.
I always wondered what you would be like at this age, and you are so much more than I could have dreamt of.
I just want you to know how much I appreciate you.
And that I love you, for just being you.