I was there when you were born.
I remember when I first saw you.
You were a big boy, by normal standards,
but you were still so small and precious.
I can't believe it's been five years since then!
You're growing up so fast!
You are so handsome and smart and creative...
and I already see how much you need my prayers.
Those big-sister prayers because I know you.
I see your potential.
I see the good and the not-so-good.
You must learn to love God;
to act justly,
and walk humbly before Him.
I pray you will grow from this sweet, beautiful child to a
strong, confident man after God's own heart.
A man of integrity,
A man born of grace.
I love you, my wonderful brother!
You always have my love.
Happy (slightly belated) birthday!