Nine? You are growing up to quickly. I cannot believe that nine years have passed since you made your appearance into this world two weeks early. You were not due until February 29, which means that had you been born on your due date you would only be TWO!
Nine is big. It means that you are almost into double digits! It means that you aren’t really a little boy anymore, but not really a big boy either. It means that some days you will still hug and kiss your mom and some days you’ll have none of that.
I have really enjoyed watching you grow this year. You are trying new things and are making great choices. You are a fantastic student and do a great job in school.
You are a good friend to everyone, but have also done a fantastic job in choosing your closest friends. I love the boys you hang out with!
You are funny and witty and always quick to smile.
You are compassionate and forgiving.
You love Jesus with all your heart and this year you were the one who prayed with Cooper to ask Jesus into his heart. That is something I will never forget!
You are a fabulous big brother, even though your brother gets on your nerves and into your stuff sometimes. When I make you two hold hands and look into each others eyes and say “I love you and you are my best friend” after a fight, you say it so easily.
Ben, this year I pray that you will continue to grow into the wonderful boy that God has planned for you.
I also pray that you will not grow to big to sit on my lap sometimes!
Happy Birthday Buddy! You have brought us so much joy these last nine years.
We love you bunches!
Mom, Dad & Coop