Today you're 10 years old.
This seems absolutely surreal, and you must be sick of hearing me say this every single year, but.....10 years old? Seriously? How in the world could you be that old already!!! (...and nearly as tall as me -- GOOD LORD!!)
When you were born, I was 23 years old. It didn't seem all that young at the time -- felt like exactly the perfect time to have my first baby. But now, at this moment, with you turning 10, I'm thinking DEAR GOODNESS. Next time I blink, you'll be a teenager. And such is life.
You, my friend, are so incredibly caring and generous -- I could not have possibly asked for a more amazing "oldest"; the way you take care of everyone, the way you navigate conflict, the way you choose to be responsible and thoughtful.
You are growing up to be the sort of guy that everyone wants to know; the kind of friend everyone wishes they had. You are quirky, and nerdy, and funny as heck, and we like you so much!
I love you forever,