Dear Jacob on your 5th Birthday

Today you are 5. It’s a start of a big year, with new responsibilities and challenges. Having watched you grow from my little baby to the young boy you are today I am confident in your ability to meet them.  The last year has had its challenges, new school, new responsibilities and you handled them so well. Of course this new year will bring its own challenges, and you’ll have successes and failures but you will get through them.

Your first year of school is coming to an end and after a rough start you seem to love it. I hope you always will. Remember school provides the foundation for your future life. So its been with joy that I’ve watched you excel at it, From the class room to the playground you seem to thrive at school each and everyday. Your mother and I want to help you to succeed and to make sure that you are in the best school and program for that to happen. Your future at school could hold many things, from French Immersion to the Gifted program. What ever happens remember always try your hardest and your mother and I will always be proud of you.

The coming year is going to be a big year for sports for you. With T-Ball all summer and moving up to Pre-School 3 in swimming. Plus in September you start playing Hockey. With all these different sports it’s important to try hard, listen to the coach and have fun. We may find some aren’t the right fit for you, but that’s ok. We’ll finish the season and the try something different the next time.

Watching you with Violet warms my heart. I can see how much you love her. I know that you will be a great big brother always there to help your little sister. Try and remember that she loves you, even when she does the little things that annoy you. It’s hard for her, she looks up to you and wants to be like you, but she’s still a baby so how she goes about it sometimes doesn’t work out. Just try to be patient, she’s growing up fast and before you know it she’ll be into different things and you’ll miss all the attention that can annoy you today.

I love you and will always be here for you no matter what.

Love Daddy


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