There are days where we butt heads, argue and generally don’t get along. There are days where we are the best of friends. There are days where I am astounded at how grown-up you are. There are days where I wish you would grow up a little faster. No matter what I am feeling, I remain profoundly proud to be your mother.
You have so much to offer this world, and I enjoy watching you discover your potential, your passions, and your strengths. For ten years, I have watched you blossom into an athlete with amazing running ability, an artist with a phenomenal eye for symmetry, a gifted pianist, and a scholar who is intelligent beyond my wildest dreams. The world is literally yours to conquer.
Have a very happy birthday, Connor. I hope you have the best day ever and an even better year to come. I love you.