Happy birthday to my favorite red-headed, basketball loving, technology crazy, farm loving, 9 year old!
This wasn't your most awesome birthday. Having consequences on your birthday isn't any fun. Giving out consequences on someone's birthday isn't any fun, either.
But having a good attitude and showing respect is important... even when it's your birthday.
You're a good kid... a smart kid... an ornery kid... and a funny kid. There are some character traits your daddy and I are working hard to instill in you... knowing that we've only got about 9 more years of you living in our house. I have no doubt you'll get them, though. We love you too much to not help you become the man God wants you to become.
Always have and always will be.