My darling Thomas,
Today you are 8! We celebrated your birthday last week while we were in Ohio. You're location of choice: Chuck E. Cheese.
We had an extraordinary time celebrating you! You, sweet boy, are utterly amazing. It has been such a joy this past year seeing you be you! You are smart, funny and kind.
You love a good adventure and are always up for trying something new. For a while, everything was new and very quickly we learned about your bravery. Your bravery, like your smile, outshines us all. You are far braver than any eight year old should have to be and you amaze us all.
The world is a better place because you're in it, Thomas. Never doubt our love or the extraordinary purpose of your life. We love you. Forever. Always. No matter what.