As you grow, I wish these things…
that your passion for learning never fades,
that you never stop asking why,
and that you never stop trying to make the impossible possible.
that your smile always stays genuine,
that you keep that sparkle in your eye,
and that you keep joy in your heart even when it’s hard to do.
that you continue to show compassion to others,
that you keep asking how you can help,
and that you keep wearing your heart on your sleeve.
that you will always be friends with your siblings,
that you will laugh with them and have fun together
and that you will love and protect and care for each other.
that you will always be a good friend,
that you will know when to help and when to give space,
and that you will have friends who know how to do the same.
that you will feel a connection with your Creator,
that you will ask hard questions and seek the answers,
and that you share what you’ve learned in a kind, loving, and gentle way.
that you will be brave and courageous,
that you will look for adventure (with a healthy dose of reason)
and that every now and then you close your eyes and leap.
that you will always be my little (big) boy,
that you will always know how much I love you,
and that you will always know that I am here.
Happy birthday, love!
May all your wishes come true.