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Seven

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Almost Seven

Seven.  How time flies, and how fast you grow up.  It seems every year I say “it’s been the most amazing year yet” but that’s because you’re our first son, growing up right before our eyes and it really is amazing.  This year was truly spectacular and will be remembered for one main thing.  Reading.  After turning six, you learned to read and it was like a whole new world opened up to you.  Suddenly you were reading signs in the car, amazing us with the words you knew, and literally understood the world around you in an entirely new way.  It was fun to watch and amazing to think about what a transformational year this was.

You’re a gentle soul.  You look after your brother, and put up with much more from him than you really need to.  You make friends easily and value the friendships you forge.  You’re independent and tend to like to do your own thing.  You don’t feel the need to be involved in every sport or class, but you know what you want to do and you do it well.  This year your learned how to skate, played tee ball, improved your swimming, and had a blast in karate.  And, while  all of this is amazing and fun to watch, I’m most proud of what a fantastic little guy you are growing up to be.

My favorite part of every day, is right before you go to bed.  Most every night, you run to me for a quick hug and kiss and as you run out of the room, you say “good night daddy!”.  As you leave, it’s almost as if I see you growing up just a little more every day, an I’m happy to say that you’re doing just great!

So Owen, I think this year really was the most amazing year yet.  Mom and I are so proud to have you as our son!  Happy Birthday, and congratulations on being seven!  Love you

— daddy.

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Written by craiglindner

November 13, 2010 at 7:31 am

Posted in Owen

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