As the first born you were our test subject.
Everything about parenting was new to us and we had to "figure it out" as we went along.
You were tough on your parents.
You were not one to go to bed easily, in fact we took you on many a trip in the car at night just to get you to fall asleep.
You had your quirks.
For example when we were driving, and you had fallen asleep, you would cry anytime we came to a stop...talk about always praying for a green light (and I may or may not have punched it a few times at yellow lights).
Over the years things got a little easier.
You grew more independent and always had a little twinkle of mischief in your eye.
You are one of my 3 greatest gifts.
To watch you grow up and become this sensitive, funny, and intelligent boy just blows my mind.
You are just so clever and now that you are getting older it is like talking to a real person. We can talk about more grown up things.
I cannot wait to see how the next 10 years go.
Remember you are unique and special and when it comes to your life you can do anything you want. We will always be here to support you.
Happy Birthday Owen!