My Darling Seamus,
Today you turn four, such a big boy! Sometimes I think the time has flown by but when I think back to all you have gone through, I can hardly believe it has fit into four little years.
This year has been another eventful one. You have learned so much and have matured in so many ways. Everyday you show us, beyond our wildest imaginations, how brave and strong you are. On days that I do not feel very brave or very strong, you are my inspiration to keep fighting even when it seems impossible.
This year you have made leaps in your education. You have mastered letters and numbers and are taking the first steps in reading. Your imagination and curiosity are immense and everyday you pick a new "word of the day" about something you're interested in.
You continue to be the most empathetic child I've ever known. Whether it's comforting Ga or stoppping to help the kids at soccer class who have fallen, you are always thinking about how others feel.
This is one of our favorite verses from one of our favorite books:
"If you'd never been born, well what would you be?
You might be a fish! Or a toad in a tree!
You might be a door knob! Or three baked potatoes!
You might be a bag full of hard green tomatoes!
Or worse than all that... why, you might be a
A Wasn't has no fun at all. No, he doesn't.
A Wasn't just isn't. He just isn't present.
But you... you ARE YOU! And now, isn't that pleasant!"
-- Dr. Seuss, from Happy Birthday To You!
I love you, my little porcupine and I am so glad you are you. You will always be my bestest boy.