Tuesday, April 23, 2013

10 years old

Dear Daniel,

Yesterday, you turned 10. In honour of this momentous event, I thought I would list just a few of the things I love about you:

You cherish being funny. Your humour ranges from the brilliantly witty to jokes that have a lot to do with farts.
You are sensitive and full of empathy.
You are fully awake from the moment you open your eyes, every day. Sometimes, you complete the sentence at dawn that you started before you fell asleep the night before.
You revel in making others smile. You take great pride in being "a nice guy."
You will make up silly walks the whole way to school.
Some mornings, you say "I'm awesome" or "I love being me." These words fill my heart to bursting with happiness.
You have your own sense of style and the confidence to be yourself.
Your enthusiasm for life and it's adventures is completely contagious. I enjoy almost everything more when I do it with you.
You are a voracious reader. You love words and language and you use them with great dexterity (if you don't know this word, you can go look it up).
You wear you heart on your sleeve. The people you care about know they are loved.
You make me happy every day of my life.

I love you to the edge of the universe and back, multiplied by infinity.


Jamine Ackert said...

That is so sweet! What a gift - both ways - to you and to him!

sassymonkey said...

Ten? TEN? I don't believe it! Time flies. A very happy belated birthday to him.

Lene Andersen said...

Happy Decade, Daniel!