Today is Matthew's 10th Birthday!
This boy who began as a tiny little peanut a shade over 7 Lbs. and a mere 19 inches long, who made me look like I was smuggling a basketball under my shirt for months is growing into a young man.
He amazes me daily with his discoveries and his hypothetical questions.
He is quickly becoming everything a mother dreams her child will be: kind, thoughtful, funny, loving, the Student of the Month, winner of the Peace Award, a straight A student, a shortstop, a quarterback, a friend.
I love that he is athletic (because I am not), I love that he is compassionate, I love that he doesn't judge people, I love that he can joke and make us laugh.
He loves to fish, swim, play any type of sport, play video games, write, read, and draw. He will take a subject and analyze it to death or crack a joke about it- and you're never sure which it will be.
He is full of surprises.
He can make a contest out of anything.
He loves to cuddle.
He makes me smile when I need it most.
He loves a great story and marvels at a great sunset.
He is always dreaming of things he wants to do and I hope he gets to do every one of them.