My sweet boy, Lincoln,
TEN YEARS OLD. 10. Double digits. I can’t hardly believe it! The sweet boy who made me a Mommy and filled my heart with more love than I never knew was possible, is now ten. While it seems like just yesterday you were born, it’s hard to imagine my life without you. You are such a huge part of me. You changed my life 10 years ago today, for the better. I could never thank you enough for being my son and making me a mom.
You’ve grown so much this year. You finished off third grade and are now in fourth. You enjoy school and learning. You are a great friend and student. Your teachers are always complimenting on what a kind, polite, and respectable boy you are. You make me so proud.
Your favorite subjects are still science and math. You have a very strategic mind, and you’re always thinking of different possibilities. You’re always questioning why things work the way they do, and you don’t stop until you find those answers. Your perseverance at such a young age is inspiring.
You are still playing several different sports. You love hockey just like your Dad. I love that the two of you have that in common…and I know you Dad loves it even more!
You tried baseball again this year, and although it wasn’t for you, that’s OKAY! I’m proud of you for expressing your feelings. NEVER be afraid to show how you feel. Rather than play baseball yourself, you helped coach your brother’s t-ball team! You loved every second of it, and your little brother (and all the other kids) loved having you there!
You are still playing soccer. You moved up a division this year and were the youngest on your team. HOWEVER, you were still a very strong player! You played goalie for half of almost every single game. You even scored yourself a few goals this season!
You’re currently playing basketball for your second season in a row. You really have fun with this sport and you’re a great teammate.
You still enjoy playing video games. You love any sort of board game…and if it involves any type of strategy, you like it even more! Family game nights are one of your favorites. You recently started playing Beyblades, and your brother is having fun playing those with you. You are really loving going to live sporting events! This year you attended your very first Red Sox and Patriots games!
I’ve always said you’re my world class traveler, and that still rings true. This year we ventured on many fun vacations. Disney World (more than once), a road trip to New Hampshire, a last minute end of the summer cruise, and a vacation to Universal Studios! You LOVE any sort of thrill ride! I wish I could ride them with you…but your dad’s a champ and takes one for the team. Your brother is a thrill seeker too. As soon as he’s tall enough, I see you two having a blast together!
Speaking of your little brother, Avery….my goodness does he adore you! You’re probably his favorite person in the world, and he looks up to you SO much. Although he’s your little brother, and I know he can maybe sometimes annoy you, you have incredible patience with him, and you truly do love him. I hope the both of you are always close and grow up to be best friends.
My sweet Lincoln. You amaze me. Every single day. Sometimes I just look at you and I’m in awe. Your kindhearted soul is one of my favorite qualities you have. You continuously want to make the world a better place. You say, “you can change the world with a smile,” and I believe you’re right! You are wise beyond your years, and I just know you’re going to make a positive impact in this world. In fact, you already have.
Happy 10th Birthday my sweet boy. I love you to infinity and beyond, and never stop.
Love you always,