There are a million reasons why you were my first born and you have fit that profile perfectly. You are patient, kind, a natural leader, obedient, brilliant, and best of all, a perfect example for your sisters. Your sweet spirit has amazed us from day one, and your sensitivity to other's feelings is off the charts. I think you're more in tune with people's feelings than most people who have lived a lifetime, and I know your gigantic heart will change the world.
One of the first words you ever said was "abee!" which we knew meant airplanes from the way you pointed so animatedly at the sky. Your love of planes has continued and you love to make pictures of planes, read books about them and go to the airport to watch them. One of your favorite parts of your new room is that it looks towards the airport and you told us that it was like having your very own control tower. I love watching your face when you're doing something you love. It makes being Mama the very best thing.
You have also loved school from the very first day which is tremendous. Just this morning as we drove to school and I reminded you that you only had two days left, you said "I sure love summer but I'm going to miss school because learning is the very best thing!" I hope your enthusiasm to learn carries you throughout your life and that your curiosity about the world around you never ceases. And your brilliance! It's amazing! Just yesterday, Sra. Phongsa sent home your test scores and you are currently performing better than 94% of native Spanish speakers! Daddy and I were thrilled with your progress and while we are proud of your academic achievements, your role in the classroom is where you really make us proud. You are always the last out of your classroom because you're helping other kids or cleaning up for Sra. Phongsa and these types of service will take you far in life. You seem to already understand that it's not about what you get when you help others but how it makes you feel. Adults are always taken by your maturity and kindness and while I'd love to take credit, it truly is just your nature and your desire to serve others is inspiring.
You are also the very best brother to Hannah and Sienna. You have loved your sisters since they first arrived, and you never felt threatened or unsure about having them around. In return, they both adore you, and while you and Hannah sometimes fight, this love is never more evident as when they both run to you as soon as you get home. They yell for hugs and kisses when you get out of the car in the morning and I know that if they continue to watch and learn from you, they will both be alright.
I know when I gush about you it makes your cheeks red and you feel embarrassed, but I want you to know how you amaze me. How you've taught me and showed me new ways of doing things. How your sensitivity has made me more sensitive and your spirit has inspired me. And how you made my heart bigger and better than it ever was before.
Loving you to Pluto and back,