It’s hard to believe that you are already a teen because it just seems like only yesterday when I gave birth to you on that early evening. It has been thirteen years, but I still vividly remember everything that happened that night especially that moment when I first saw you looking so fragile on my chest. Yes, you were so fragile back then. Little did I know that that fragile little boy would grow into such a fine and amazing young man. And I am not just saying that because I am your mother. Let us count the reasons.
You have always made me proud since you were a toddler – showing us the sweetest things and doing the smartest antics not one of us would have thought you were going to do. You lost your Dad at such an early age of three. You had no fun memories of him, but then it didn’t stop you from looking at the brighter side of things. You have grown to be a fun-loving individual and so full of joy. Do you remember what your 4th grade teacher told us? You are good-natured and such a joy to be around.
You are a smart young man and have been a consistent honor student since you started school. You were even inducted into the Junior Beta Club for not only demonstrating outstanding academic achievement but also for exemplifying worthy character and commendable attitude. And choosing to take band, becoming a trumpet player and expanding your musical knowledge was a proud family moment.