Truly, I cannot seem to wrap my head around the idea that you are 20!! How is that possible??? Twenty years ago today (April 12th) you rushed into the world just a bit ahead of schedule (did you not get the memo you were due on MAY 12th??) and scared us all when you didn’t cry right away. But not to worry, you cried for the next nine months – nonstop! What was that all about?? And then…..you were the happiest boy the world ever knew!! 🙂 You were..and are..a joy. Your laugh is infectious and your smile contagious. Your sense of humor – the best. You have never known a stranger – the world was your friend – and you still are the guy that everybody likes. I smile even now as I think back on the past twenty years…what joy you bring to my heart!!
And with the joy comes pride. You are now longer even a teen – you are a man. And you have grown to be a man that I am so proud of…a man who loves his family, is a loyal friend and is proud to be serving our country. What can the next twenty years have in store – the possiblities are endless! I am excited to watch your life continue to unfold. I hope you always know just what a joy you are to me.
Have a wonderful birthday, bud!! Love, Mommy