Dear Jacob

Yesterday Your mother and I went to your school to meet with your teacher and she told us you were doing great in school. That makes your Mom and I very proud Jacob. While I sat there talking to your teacher I couldn’t help but wonder where the time has gone. It feels just like yesterday that we brought you home from the hospital, and now you’re in grade one. With each day as you get older you get more responsibility and I’m impressed how well you handle them. I know at times it can be hard but that’s why you have friends, teachers and parents. We’re her to help yo when it get’s hard.

Watching you play hockey this year is amazing, you are getting so much better with your puck handling. I can’t wait to take you to the Ice Path to practice your skating. Already this year there have been some amazing memories during your hockey games. Moments I will treasure, and I hope you will too. I know that Hockey is something that can be hard for you at times, but it’s when yo keep trying and work at things that are hard that they become easier and you become a better person for going through the work.

Your continued interest in reading is great. When ever I see you sitting there with your head buried in a book, I can’t help but smile. I was so much older than you when I began to understand the wonderful worlds that could be found in a good. To see that you have learned that already makes me proud, I just hope that the Video games and TV shows don’t cause you to forget about the simple fun of reading.

I’ll will end this letter on a last note, you are a great big brother. I watch you with your sister and I can see how much you love her. I see how much you want to protect her. I know there are time’s when being  big brother can be tough, and there are times that you don’t want to play with your little sister. Just remember that she looks up to you. You are her big brother, you will always be her big brother. You will always be there for her and she will be there for you. It’s one of the special things about having a sibling. So on the days that she annoys you by wanting to play in your room with you when you just want to be alone. Remember that she wants to play with you because she looks up to you and loves you.

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

Love Daddy

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